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Calabacita con Puerco

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“Calabacita is a classic Tex-Mex dish that is slightly different everywhere you find it. This is my version.”
READY IN:
2hrs 20mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat shortening in Dutch oven; fry pork cubes in batches until browned.
  2. Return all pork to pan.
  3. Place chilies and onion in food processor container and process until chopped (or chop together by hand).
  4. Slice garlic and place with cominos and salt in a mortar and pestle and grind together.
  5. (The garlic and cominos and salt can be chopped in the food processor with the chilies and onion, but grinding it gives it more flavor).
  6. Add all vegetables to pan with pork and cook over high heat until onion is transparent.
  7. Sprinkle flour over pork and vegetables and stir to combine.
  8. Cook a few minutes to remove the raw taste of the flour.
  9. Add all remaining ingredients plus about 1 tomato can of water--enough so that pork and vegetables are not quite covered with liquid.
  10. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid.
  11. Cook at a simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, checking periodically and adding more water if necessary.

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