Pork Filling

Pork Filling

Yields1 Serving

 16 medium dried guajillo and/or ancho chiles stemmed, seeded and torn into rough pieces
 4 Tomatillos
 4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
 0.50 tsp Black Pepper
 0.25 tsp Cumin
 1.50 lbs lean boneless pork shoulder or butt works well, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
 Salt

1

Add the peppers and the tomatillos to a medium sauce pan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a smooth simmer for 20 minutes.

2

Working in batches, if necessary, add the peppers, tomatillos, garlic, black pepper, cumin into a blender and puree.

3

Strain the mixture a through a medium-mesh strainer into a medium saucepan.

4

Add the meat, 3 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of salt.

5

Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring regularly, until the pork is fork tender and the liquid is reduced to the consistency of a thick sauce, about an hour and a half.

6

Use a fork to break the pork into small pieces.

7

Taste and season with additional salt, if necessary (taste first).

8

Let cool.

Ingredients

 16 medium dried guajillo and/or ancho chiles stemmed, seeded and torn into rough pieces
 4 Tomatillos
 4 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
 0.50 tsp Black Pepper
 0.25 tsp Cumin
 1.50 lbs lean boneless pork shoulder or butt works well, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
 Salt

Directions

1

Add the peppers and the tomatillos to a medium sauce pan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to a smooth simmer for 20 minutes.

2

Working in batches, if necessary, add the peppers, tomatillos, garlic, black pepper, cumin into a blender and puree.

3

Strain the mixture a through a medium-mesh strainer into a medium saucepan.

4

Add the meat, 3 cups of water, and 1 teaspoon of salt.

5

Simmer, uncovered, over medium heat, stirring regularly, until the pork is fork tender and the liquid is reduced to the consistency of a thick sauce, about an hour and a half.

6

Use a fork to break the pork into small pieces.

7

Taste and season with additional salt, if necessary (taste first).

8

Let cool.

Pork Filling

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