May 4 Is National Orange Juice Day!

Orange juice really is one of nature’s greatest treats. Sweet, cool and chock-full of vitamin C and other essential nutrients, it’s no wonder orange juice has been on America’s breakfast table for generations.

This May 4, celebrate National Orange Juice Day by pouring a tall glass of Hiland Dairy Orange Juice — it’s all-natural and made from 100 percent juice, no sugar added.

And, with Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, why not try out this mouthwateringly delicious recipe that’s simple to make and features, you guessed it, orange juice!

Simply Delicious Pork Carnitas

Simply Delicious Pork Carnitas


  • 3 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup Hiland Dairy Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (from about 2 to 3 limes)
  • Chicken stock, enough to cover meat
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (or more, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste


Place cubed pork in large Dutch oven or heavy pot (do not use unlined cast-iron — it can react with the citrus and affect the taste). Add orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and enough stock to cover meat.

Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered for two hours without touching the meat.

Increase heat to high and cook for approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally and turning meat, or until all the liquid has evaporated, leaving only the pork fat (you will hear it begin to sizzle). Let the pork cook in its fat long enough to brown at the edges, turning cubes as needed.

Remove from heat. Using two forks, shred the meat — it should be ready to fall apart. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve on warmed tortillas with your favorite toppings.

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