A spoonful of condensed milk.


Sweetened Condensed Milk Is The Secret Ingredient For More Delicious Carnitas
Sweetened condensed milk has been a long-standing staple in Latin American kitchens for desserts such as dulce de leche, but it also helps make delicious carnitas.
When cooked with carnitas, the sugar from sweetened condensed milk assists with the caramelization process, and its creamy texture makes for a rich sauce.
Carnitas are typically made from pork, which has long been paired with sweet sides such as applesauce, so adding a candy-like sauce to a pork recipe isn't too much of a stretch.
Orange and lime juice are also commonly used in carnitas recipes, so the slight sourness from the citrus fruits may help to temper any tendency towards excess sugariness.