Meaning “little meats,” carnitas can be beef or pork, fried or grilled. Usually carnitas are cooked for a very long time so, like pulled pork and pot roast, they become very tender; and it is common for them to be vividly seasoned. On the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Roque’s Carnitas is a food truck where carnitas is the term for char-cooked marinated beef served with onions and chilies folded into a wide wheat tortilla.

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