Karla Harkins Recipe

Carne de Puerco en Chile Colorado

By Karla Harkins Karla_Harkins


Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
Serves:
6-8
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Karla's Story

I had this at a local restaurant and wanted to make it at home. This is what I came up with. It takes a little work but I think it is worth it.

Ingredients

MEAT INGREDIENTS
1 lb
boneless pork, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
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1/4 c
water or pork or chicken stock
1 tsp
salt
SAUCE INGREDIENTS
1/4-1/2 tsp
cumin (more or less to taste)
1 tsp
salt
4 clove
garlic
1/4-1/2 tsp
mexican oregano
4
dried ancho chiles
2 c
water
TO FINISH THE DISH
3 Tbsp
flour or corn meal
6-8 medium
flour tortillas
GARNISHES
guacamole
sour cream
grated cheese
pico de gallo

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine ingredients for meat in a heavy saucepan; simmer covered until tender. Cool and shred to desired consistency, leaving in pan. Cover. Set aside.
2
While meat is cooking, mash garlic cloves with cumin and salt to form a paste. Mix in the oregano. Remove stems from dried anchos. Simmer the ancho chiles in the water in a saucepan for about 15 minutes, until soft. Saving the water, place the chiles into a blender and liquefy with some of the water. Add the garlic mixture and enough of the remaining water to form a fairly thin sauce. You can strain this to remove any seeds if you like.
3
To finish off the dish: Uncover the pork. Return to heat and cook away the remaining water. Sprinkle meat with flour or cornmeal. Saute until starting to brown. Add the sauce and any remaining chile cooking water if you like it really juicy. Simmer for 15 minutes, adjusting the consistency if necessary as the sauce thickens. Add more flour or cornmeal if it is too thin.
4
Serve with warmed flour tortillas, rice and refried beans with desired garnishes. The restaurant served it with refried beans and cubed potatoes, soft fried with bell peppers and onions. YUMMY!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican