2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 3 large chunks
2 tablespoons canola oil
Cooked rice, optional
Sour cream, optional
Lime wedges, optional
How to Make It
In a large bowl, cover beans with cool water, then cover and soak overnight. (Alternatively, place beans in a large bowl and pour boiling water over them to cover, then soak for 1 hour.) Drain.
In a large slow cooker, whisk together tomato paste, broth, 1 Tbsp. zest, juice, cumin, oregano, red pepper and garlic. Stir in beans and onion.
Sprinkle pork with salt. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork, turning with tongs, until brown on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes. Place pork on top of bean mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until beans are tender and pork is cooked through and easily shredded, 6 to 7 hours. Taste and adjust seasonings, if desired. Shred pork and stir into bean mixture along with remaining 2 tsp. zest. Serve with rice, sour cream and lime wedges, if desired.
This is a really good stew. Remember it's a stew - a bit wetter than the photo. But yummm. I'm thinking leftovers in a toasted sourdough bun.
I used canned black beans, 2 cans = 1 lb dried. I still cooked it 6 hrs. The pork just floats off the bone.
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