Sizzling Success: Plant-Based Carnitas with RJ Legend Cookware

Posted by Fernando Acosta on

In the world of Mexican cuisine, there's a plate that is a star - "Cazo para Carnitas." Traditionally, this dish revolves around savory, slow cooked pork. What if we told you that the magic of "Cazo para Carnitas" can be recreated with plant-based ingredients? 

In this culinary adventure, we're diving into the realm of Vegetarian and Vegan Carnitas, and we're doing it in style with RJ Legend's exceptional cookware. Join us as we explore the versatility of RJ Legend's kitchenware, making plant-based carnitas a breeze. 


The Magic of Plant-Based Carnitas

Plant-based carnitas can capture this traditional dish while catering to a vegetarian or vegan diet. How can we do this then? Jackfruit! Its fibrous texture and ability to absorb flavors make it the perfect substitute for pork.


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RJ Legend's pot such as the 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot, renowned for its even heat retention, ensures that every piece of jackfruit is evenly seasoned as it sizzles in the pan.


RJ Legend 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot Your Culinary Partner

Now, let's talk about RJ Legend's role in this plant-based carnitas journey. RJ Legend's 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot is a game-changer. Its spacious interior accommodates a large batch of jackfruit, 4 servings in total, making it ideal for gatherings or meal prep. The pot's heat-resistant properties and high heat retention ensure that your jackfruit simmers to perfection, achieving that irresistible, crispy exterior.



  • 2 cans of young green jackfruit in water or brine
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth or water
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 lime

4 Servings

Calories: Approximately 400-450 calories per serving (for 4 servings)

Protein: 6 g

Carbohydrates: 70 g

Total Fat: 20 g


How to make 

  1. Start by draining and rinsing the canned jackfruit and shredding it to mimic the pulled pork texture.
  2. Heat the RJ Legend1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot over medium heat, adding olive oil and sautéing finely chopped onion until translucent.
  3. Add minced garlic and sauté for another fragrant minute.
  4. Stir in the shredded jackfruit and sauté for 5 minutes to absorb onion and garlic flavors.
  5. Season with smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper, ensuring an even coating.
  6. Pour vegetable broth, orange juice, and lime juice, stirring to combine.
  7. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-30 minutes, occasionally stirring for tenderness and citrus infusion.
  8. Use RJ Legend's Slotted Spoon to skim excess liquid for the desired texture.
  9. Once tender and flavorful, remove from heat.
  10. Serve plant-based carnitas in tacos or bowls, garnishing with your favorite toppings.
  11. Enjoy your homemade Vegetarian and Vegan Carnitas, thanks to RJ Legend's 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot for even cooking and flavor infusion!

RJ Legend 1.9 Quart Dutch Oven Pot

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