You may have heard rumors about how carnitas are cooked. Rumors about vast quantities of lard, in which massive chunks of pork swim, braising over the lowest heat possible until they’re fall-apart tender. Well, these rumors are true -- this is how carnitas are traditionally made, but the traditional way is not the only way.
This absolutely genius recipe adapted from Serious Eats proves that you can make beautifully tender carnitas with that trademark crispness without having to put a chunk of your savings towards pork fat. Instead, these carnitas are oven-cooked, packed tightly together with a drizzle of vegetable oil, creating a moist braising environment that softens them up beautifully. The liquid is then poured off, the fat separated and poured back over the meat, which is then pulled into shreds and placed under the broiler to give it brown, crisp edges.
Vanns Cinnamon Sticks and Vanns Bay Leaves provide the perfect hints of warmth throughout. And, as a bonus, this recipe uses the leftover pork juices to make a savory, bright tomatillo salsa to drizzle over the meat! Everything you need for the best taco night ever is right here.
Makes around 12 tacos, or 6 servings. Adapted from Serious Eats.
A lighter take on a taco salad, featuring ground turkey spiced with Vanns Taco Seasoning, and a homemade pico de gallo salsa.
Rice bowls are starting to be a big thing these days, and there's a good reason. Take something a little saucy, something with some great texture, something with protein or some bite to it, arrange on top of rice, add the condiments of your choice, and enjoy your healthy, delicious, and filling meal!
A fairly simple set of ingredients combines with a blend of Vanns spices to create a complex and hearty dish that your guests might not even realize is vegetarian. A perfectly poached egg on top means this dish can be enjoyed from breakfast to dinner.
It’s going to be a cold one on the East Coast this weekend — time for a warming breakfast that gives you the power and energy to get through the day. Here’s one amazing option — Shakshuka! Not only is it fun to say, it’s a delicious, savory, healthy egg dish that makes for an exciting and comforting meal.
Have you ever heard of sumac? If you live in the American South, you may think of it as a weed. But hopefully after making this recipe, you will now think of it as a delicious weed.
Creamy raita and tangy tomato chutney offer the perfect accompaniment to these crispy, savory, Indian-spiced potato patties spiked with a generous amount of spinach.
A complete meal in a bowl, inspired by classic Southern flavors.
Spicy, savory Italian sausage, earthy kale, sweet caramelized onions, and creamy potatoes combine with chicken stock and a sprinkling of parmesan and black pepper to create the perfect cold-weather soup.
Vanns Quebec Steak Seasoning is the secret ingredient that makes the flavor of these burger patties shine.
So, you’ve sampled every flavor of hummus available at the grocery store. Maybe you’ve even been making your own, and you’re ready for a change, a hummus that is the perfect balance between sweet and savory, and is spiced with a warm blend of flavors.