Blazing, I Mean Braising Pork and Red Lentils

“My culinary inspiration comes from colors and smells from the garden or market. I lived in coastal Maryland and the salty smell in the air was daily inspiration for sure. Now I live in New Mexico and my surroundings are a study of reds and brown. Enough said.”
READY IN:
50mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat dutch oven and oil. Brown the onion, garlic and pork for 4 minutes, adding both paprikas half way through.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring up to a boil, reduce to a very low simmer and cover. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I don't add any, personally).
  3. Let it cook for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. This certainly can cook as long as you have the patience for. Check the level of liquid. If you use a tougher cut let it cook until it is falling apart. The lentils should be added the last 20 minutes.
  4. Uncover pot and cook until thick to your liking (15 more minutes for me). It will thicken slightly off the heat -- I let it rest 10 minutes or so before serving.
  5. Good garnishes include tomato slices, fresh lime, sour cream (I use #149831) and fresh parsley.

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