- 2 large dried chipotle chiles*
- 2 large dried ancho chiles*
- 12 ounces Mexican lager such as Tecate
- 1/4 cup white (silver) tequila
- 3 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 2-in. cubes
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3/4 pound tomatoes, chopped
- 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano*
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- Accompaniments: cabbage and cilantro slaw with lime vinaigrette, lime wedges, crumbled cotija cheese, and tortilla chips
- calories 618
- caloriesfromfat 58 %
- protein 50 g
- fat 40 g
- satfat 14 g
- carbohydrate 15 g
- fiber 4.4 g
- sodium 517 mg
- cholesterol 186 mg
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. Wipe chiles clean with a damp cloth. In a dry, heavy saucepan over medium heat, toast chiles until fragrant and puffy, turning occasionally to keep them from burning, 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, then remove stems, seeds, and membranes. Pour beer and tequila over chiles to soften.
Meanwhile, season pork with salt. Heat oil in a heavy, large ovenproof pot such as a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown half the pork at a time, turning as needed, 8 to 10 minutes per batch. Transfer browned pork to a bowl.
Add onion and garlic to pot; cook until soft, stirring often, 5 minutes. Stir in beer mixture, tomatoes, oregano, cumin, and pork. Add water if needed to barely cover pork. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover.
Bake stew until pork is falling-apart tender, 3 hours. Skim fat. Ladle stew into bowls and serve with accompaniments.
*Find in the Latino foods aisle or spice aisle of a supermarket, or at a Latino market.
Make ahead: Chill, covered, up to 2 days.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.