Braised Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde Recipe

Braised Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde


3 1/2 lbs. bone-in-pork shoulder (aka pork butt)
1 bottle of salsa verde (yes, bottled salsa verde. you can make your own I suppose)
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
3 cups chicken broth
2 tsp each ground cumin seeds and coriander seeds
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Salt to taste

How to make Braised Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde

Trim excess fat from pork shoulder. Heat 1 tsp of olive oil in heavy cast iron dutch oven. Place pork in hot oil and sear each side until all sides have a nice, crisp, brown sear. Add onions and sweat for a minute. Add salsa, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, oregano and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer until meat is very tender and falls off the bone, about 4 hours.

After meat is done braising, take pork out of dutch oven and place in baking pan. Heat over to 375 degrees and bake pork for 30 minutes until richly brown. Once brown, place in broiler for an additional 3 minutes to make outside charred and crispy! While pork is baking, skim salsa verde sauce of all excess fat and oil. Once pork is done crisping in broiler, tear pork apart with two forks and place back in salsa verde sauce. Add salt to taste and add cilantro and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    oh YES. that looks melt-in-the-mouth delicious...

  • dannyjay
    dannyjay says

    thanks! it's a super easy recipe!

  • worldpeas
    worldpeas says

    so simple, so lovely! and it looks like it'll melt in your mouth. YUM!

  • dannyjay
    dannyjay says

    Thanks! yes, super tender! The longer you braise it the better!

  • JasonsMom
    JasonsMom says

    I can't wait to try this! I got a nice dutch over as a gift from my husband and I need to break it in!

  • martyb
    martyb says

    Made this tonight and it rocked... best carnitas I have ever had....

  • Nikks86
    Nikks86 says

    Looks D!!! I think this will be dinner for my fam and I tonight :)

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