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Carnitas

f you usually reach for ground beef or shredded chicken on Taco Tuesday, consider slow-cooking a pork roast and then combining the meat the meat with some flavorful peppers and spices for a change.  We have come to love this option and hope that you will enjoy it too! 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups pulled-pork (cooked)
  • 1 ½ cups reserved pork stock
  • ¼ c diced green chiles
  • 1-2 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce (or ~ 1 tsp of chipotle powder)
  • 1-2 tsp cumin (depending on your tastes)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients listed (except the pulled-pork) into a bowl.  Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients until smooth.  (Note: a regular blender can be used in place of an immersion blender, just make sure the stock has cooled somewhat first).
  2. Pour the sauce over the pulled-pork and heat in a skillet or microwave.
  3. Use this filling in soft or hard taco shells, on a taco salad, with tortilla chips, etc. Garnish with your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, cheese, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, etc.

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