Southern Fellow Carnitas

Southern Fellow Carnitas

Carnitas are a hot item and so is country music artist Mary Loyd. When she brought up tacos, Southern Fellow carnitas was the first thing that came to mind. The texture combination of crispy and juicy is amazing. Then to top it all off, the flavor is out of this world. Our carnitas recipe is one of the best around. Mary Loyd also happens to be one of the best new females in country music.  Try this recipe for Southern Fellow carnitas and check out her interview on Feed the Band by clicking here.

Southern Fellow Carnitas

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carnitas, entree, Mary Loyd, Southern Fellow, tacos
Servings: 12 tacos
Cost: 15


  • medium cast iron heavy bottom pot with lid
  • cast iron frying pan


  • 4 lbs boston butt cut into 2" chunks
  • 4 tbsp Southern Fellow Rub see notes
  • cups yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic diced
  • ½ jalapeno diced
  • ½ orange juice
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil


  • Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to the medium pot. Place over medium heat.
  • Coat the pork with the rub spice mix. Add the pork, onion, garlic and jalapeno to the pot and lightly brown all sides. Add the orange juice and lime juice to the pot. Bring everything to a simmer and place the lid on top of the pot. Reduce heat to low.
  • Let cook for 2 hours or more if needed. The pork should be easy to pull apart with a fork. Remove the meat from the pot separate into bite size pieces.
  • In a cat iron fry pan add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Bring it to medium high heat. In batches as need add the pork. Do not crowd the pan. Brown on all sides. The meat should be crispy on the ends and juicy inside. Repeat this process as needed.
  • Eat by itself or add it to tacos with all your favorite toppings. There are many ways to enjoy Southern Fellow carnitas!


Recipe for our Southern Fellow Rub

Subscribe and get music! recipes! reviews!

This Post Has One Comment

Leave a Reply

Recipe Rating

Try these other amazing recipes!

Our Best Alfredo

There is something about the richness of alfredo sauce the comforts the soul.  This recipe brings that same comfort food to your kitchen. Working as

Let's Cook »

Our Steak Rub Recipe

  Our steak season recipe just makes a prime cut of beef better. The sweetness of the brown sugar, the savory notes of coffee and

Let's Cook »
Pumpkin Bread

Mom’s Pumpkin Bread

I recently did an interview for Feed the Band with Dakota Danielle. As soon as she mentioned she wanted something sweet, this recipe was the

Let's Cook »
Southern Cheesy Crab Dip

Southern Cheesy Crab Dip

This recipe for Southern Cheesy Crab Dip was inspired by country music artist Brett Stafford Smith. When Brett mentioned his love for crab, I knew

Let's Cook »

Share with Family and Friends