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white chili with carnitas

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Lance Rafdal
Ankeny, IA

I thought I'd try making my white chili with a twist recently. I substituted the chicken that I usually used with pork, slow cooked with fresh chilies. It's my new favorite, and got some great reviews from family and friends.

★★★★★ 2
serves 10-12
prep time 8 Hr
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients For white chili with carnitas

  • 4-5 lb
    pork roast
  • 3-4
    anaheim chilis
  • 6
    dried ancho chilis
  • 5 pinch
    kosher salt
  • 6 pinch
    black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3 can
    great northern beans
  • 1 can
    black beans
  • 1 qt
    chicken stock
  • 1/2 c
    white onions
  • 1 bunch
    green onion
  • 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 bunch
    fresh cilantro

How To Make white chili with carnitas

  • 1
    Place pork roast in slow cooker/crock pot with white onion, anaheim chilis sliced into chunks, half the dried ancho (ground), 3 pinches of kosher salt, 3 pinches of black pepper, 1 tsp of garlic powder, water. Cook on low heat setting for 6-8 hours. For a little more heat include seeds etc from anaheim chilis.
  • 2
    Remove pork from slow cooker/crock pot and let cool. Take remaining stock from slow cooker and place in large kettle/stock pot. Add chicken stock, all beans (drained and rinsed), remaining ancho chili (diced), 2 pinches of kosher salt, 3 pinches of black pepper, 1 tsp of garlic powder, a tbs of chopped fresh cilantro and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil. I add a little additional white onion at this step also (approximately another 1/4 to 1/2 cup).
  • 3
    Shred pork (Pork should shred easily with a spatula etc.)
  • 4
    Lower heat on stock pot and allow to simmer. Add shredded pork (carnitas) to desired consistency. More pork makes a heartier chili. Simmer for 2-3 hours.
  • 5
    After simmering, serve. Best if garnished with a dollup of sour cream, diced green onion and/or fresh cilantro, shredded colby jack cheese and tortilla chips.
  • 6
    If there is left over pork, refrigerate and save to serve for another meal. Make burritos, tacos, etc with it. It's delicious!

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