Mexican Pork Stew

Mexican Pork Stew

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes about 11 cups
  • Cook time:1 Hour, 31 Minutes
  • Prep time:25 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.


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