Delicious pulled pork with Mexican spices. This is an authentic dish popular in Central Mexico. Serve on warm flour tortillas.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs
additional:
15 mins
total:
2 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
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Directions

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  • Place pork, 1/2 cup water, vinegar, and salt in a large saucepan. Simmer, covered, until all the liquid has cooked off and the pork cooks in its own rendered fat, 45 to 50 minutes. Add lard if there is not enough fat, so pork cooks to a golden brown. Set aside.

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  • Place the guajillo and ancho chiles in a small saucepan with 1 cup water. Cover and cook over low heat for 10 minutes. Transfer to a blender and add parsley, garlic, oregano, and cumin; puree.

  • Add the pureed mixture to the pork. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, until the pork is tender and can easily be cut with a fork, about 1 hour. It may be necessary to add another cup of water to the pan, depending on the tenderness of the meat.

  • Let pork rest for 15 minutes. Shred with 2 forks.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 29.6g; carbohydrates 3.2g; fat 13.2g; cholesterol 84.8mg; sodium 645.2mg. Full Nutrition
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