Liven up your 4th of July meal with this traditional Southwestern recipe. Allow Pork Carnitas with Green Chiles to be a subtle firework in your mouth & latch on to the popular taste of the southwest. Enjoy!
- 2 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into bite-size pieces
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 large yellow onion, cut into thin slivers
- 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles, un-drained
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Flour tortillas OR corn tortillas
- Shredded Cheddar cheese
- Chopped tomato
- Sour cream
Go ahead & preheat your oven to 350 F or 175 C.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in ovenproof heavy large covered pot over high heat. Add half of the pork cubes; sprinkle with half of the salt and half of the black pepper.
Cook pork until starting to brown, stirring often. Remove pork. Repeat with remaining pork cubes, salt and black pepper, adding more oil if necessary. Drain drippings from pot.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the same pot over medium heat. Cook onion in hot oil until tender. Stir in un-drained chiles and garlic; cook for 2 minutes. Return pork to pot. Add chicken broth.
Cover and bake for 1 hour. Serve pork in tortillas topped with Cheddar cheese, tomato and sour cream if desired.
Eat well & Laugh often!