Mexican Style Braised Pork

Ingredients: Serves 6

4lb boneless pork butt cut into 11/2 inch pieces

4oz Dried new Mexican chiles (sub Arbol chiles)

4 cups boiling Water

2 Tablespoons honey

2 Tablespoons white vinegar

5 Garlic cloves

2 Teaspoons dried Mexican oregano

2 Teaspoons ground cumin

½ Teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/8 Teaspoon ground cloves

Lime Wedges


2 16oz cans pinto beans

2 Jalapenos

Flour Tortillas

Calories Pork 6oz 372cal 24gm fat, 37gm protein 5 gm carb from honey

Small flour tortilla (2) 150 cal 4.5gm fat, 24g carb 3g protein

Pinto beans ½ cup 22g carb 8g protein 120 cal

  1. Cut pork into 1-1 ½ in cubes
  2. Mix pork with 1 tbs of salt and place in fridge for 1 hour
  3. Boil 4 cups water
  4. Place Dried chiles into boiling water for 30 minutes
  5. Mix honey, vinegar, garlic, oregano ,cumin, cayenne, cloves and chiles into a blender
  6. Reserve pepper water
  7. Add 1 cup reserved chile water to spice mix and blend
  8. Preheat oven to 325
  9. Mix pork and spice blend in dutch oven
  10. Boil mix over high heat
  11. After mix boils, cover and place into oven for 2-2 ½ hours until pork pulls apart easily
  12. Serve with warmed flour tortillas and squeeze lime over meat
  13. Heat pinto beans and mix with jalapenos