My boyfriend loves carnitas so I thought I would make some for his birthday. I had tasted them before at a restaurant, but never really knew what was included in the spices.
The recipe I used called for spices I was not surprised about, but it was interesting how this recipe also called for cinnamon. I mixed spices such as garlic powder, cumin, oregano and coriander, then added a little bit of cinnamon.
The carnitas turned out great. I would have never guessed at blending these spices together on my own, but will do it the same way the next time I make them.