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“Version 7”
72hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs pork butt (sliced to 1/4-inch thick)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 -3 drops red food coloring
  • water
  • oil


  1. In a bowl, combine pork, sugar, salt, garlic and red food coloring.
  2. Massage curing mixture on meat until well-distributed and pork slices are evenly colored.
  3. Store in a covered container or ziplock bag and refrigerate 1 or 2 days to cure.
  4. In a pan, place pork including marinade and enough water to cover.
  5. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until meat is tender and cooked through, adding more water in 1/2 cup increments as needed.
  6. When water is completely absorbed, add about 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil and cook, stirring regularly, until meat caramelizes.
  7. Serve with rice and fried eggs, if desired.

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