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Southwest Elk Stew

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"This is my take on pozole. I fell in love with traditional pozole a few years ago when a friend from New Mexico made the dish. Although I love the traditional dish, in general I'm not a huge fan of pork or hominy, thus the creation of this recipe."
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16 h 35 m servings 517
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Place garbanzo beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let soak, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Strain and wash beans and place in a slow cooker. Add elk roast, olive oil, and bay leaves. Fill with enough water to cover garbanzo beans.
  3. Cook on High until elk meat falls off the bone when poked with a fork, about 5 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 135 degrees F (57 degrees C).
  4. While roast is cooking, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add chile pods and boil until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove chile pods with a slotted spoon, leaving most of the water in the pot, transfer to a blender, and process to a thin consistency.
  5. Remove elk roast and shred meat. Add meat back to the slow cooker. Scoop blended chiles into a fine mesh strainer and press with a spoon to add sauce to the slow cooker; discard any solids in the strainer. Add 6 cups boiling water, salt, garlic, and smoked paprika, reduce heat to Low, and cook for 3 hours. Serve stew with cabbage, avocados, lime wedges, and crushed red pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 517 calories; 16.7 59.7 37.6 52 1414 Full nutrition

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