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Carne Adovada (Red Chile and Pork Stew)

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“My aunt brought me a trunk load of dried red chiles and chile powder so I have been finding recipes to use them up. This was delicious a bit spicy so make sure you can take some heat before giving this one a try - or you might sub some of the New Mexico Chile Powder for California Chile powder. This makes great burritos with beans and sour cream.”
READY IN:
2hrs 45mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large, heavy-bottomed, ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring, until onions are golden, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer onions and garlic to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together flour, salt, cumin, and pepper. Add pork and toss to coat. Return pot to medium-high heat, add remaining 1 tablespoons oil, and, working in batches, lightly brown meat on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes per batch. Transfer meat to a separate bowl as you go.
  3. Return onions and garlic to pot. Sprinkle with ground chiles and cook, stirring, 2 minutes (mixture will be thick- I added some of the broth at this point to keep the chile from burning). Add the rest of the broth, stirring to loosen browned bits from bottom of pot. Whirl sauce in a blender until smooth. Return sauce to pot and add bay leaf and reserved pork (I also added the pork bone).
  4. 4. Cover pot, put in oven, and cook 1 hour. Set lid slightly ajar and cook until pork is fork-tender, about 1 hour more. Remove bay leaf and season with additional salt before serving.

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