I have a soft spot in my heart for Mexican food. To me, Mexican food can be sort of the perfect comfort food. Once you get past really Americanized Mexican food and Tex-Mex (all of which have their place, and I dig on all of them), you find authentic Mexican food is an amazing mix of savory and sweet, tender and crunchy, creamy, spicy, and deliciously fresh. A great example of this is one of my favorite Mexican dishes — carnitas!
Carnitas are made from the pork shoulder (same meat we use for pulled pork BBQ) and it is first seasoned and slow-cooked, then browned and crisped up before being used in tacos, with eggs, scooped up into tortillas and devoured, or any number of interesting and easy ways. We had ours with warmed flour tortillas the day I made it, but the leftovers made it into breakfasts, on nachos, and just warmed and shoveled into our mouths with a fork.