Mexican Pork Stew

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes


6 green onions, trimmed
1 bunch cilantro
Kitchen string
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork shoulder roast
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 garlic cloves
1 (10-oz.) can mild red enchilada sauce
2 medium-size baking potatoes, peeled and diced
10 (5 1/2-inch) soft taco-size corn tortillas
2 (11-oz.) cans yellow corn with red and green bell peppers
Salt to taste
Toppings: lemon wedges, diced radishes, diced onion, shredded cabbage


1. Tie green onions and cilantro together with kitchen string. Trim and discard fat from pork, and cut pork into 1/4-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Cook pork, in 3 batches, in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes or until browned. Bring pork, garlic, and 6 cups water to a boil; skim fat, and discard. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Stir in onion-and-cilantro bundle, enchilada sauce, and potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes or just until potatoes are tender.

3. Meanwhile, heat tortillas, 1 at a time, in a hot nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 20 to 30 seconds on each side. Wrap tortillas in a towel to keep warm.

4. Remove and discard onion-and-cilantro bundle. Increase heat to medium. Stir in corn, and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Season with salt to taste.

5. Serve soup with desired toppings and warm tortillas.

Note: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days. When reheating, add water or canned broth to reach desired consistency.

Guadalupe Cortes, Acworth, Georgia,

Southern Living

September 2008
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