White Chili with Carnitas

White Chili With Carnitas Recipe

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Lance Rafdal


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.

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8 Hr
2 Hr 30 Min


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4-5 lb
pork roast
anaheim chilis
dried ancho chilis
5 pinch
kosher salt
6 pinch
black pepper
2 tsp
garlic powder
3 can(s)
great northern beans
1 can(s)
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


  • 1Place 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.
  • 2Remove 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).
  • 3Shred pork (Pork should shred easily with a spatula etc.)
  • 4Lower 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.
  • 5After 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.
  • 6If 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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About White Chili with Carnitas

Course/Dish: Pork, Chili
Hashtags: #beans, #white, #carnitas

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