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Quick Mexican Pork Stew

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 6
  • 25 min
  • 30 min
  • $$
Gatheredtable
adapted fromCooking Light

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 dried guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 12 ounces boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 29-ounce can hominy, drained and divided
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup dark lager
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 avocado, chopped (optional)

Directions

Prep: 1. Crush garlic cloves. 2. Stem and seed guajillo chiles. 3. Cut/chop: ribs, onion, and tomatoes. Make: 1. Heat a skillet over high heat. 2. Add garlic and chiles to pan; cook 1 minute, pressing down on chiles to flatten. 3. Add 1 1/2 cups broth to pan; bring to a boil. 4. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. 5. Place chile mixture and 1 cup hominy in a blender and process until smooth. 6. Heat a large Dutch oven over high heat. Add oil to pan, swirling to coat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes or until browned on all sides. 7. Remove pork from pan; set aside. Add onion, oregano, cumin, salt, sugar, and crushed red pepper to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring. 8. Add beer; cook 30 seconds. 9. Stir in remaining 1 1/2 cups stock, chile mixture, remaining hominy, bay leaf and diced tomato. 10. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 6 minutes. 11. Stir in pork; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. 12. Discard bay leaf. Garnish with cilantro, lime, and avocado (if desired).

Notes

A dark lager such as Negra Modelo works best.

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