Rating: 4.5 stars
32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 17
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
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  • 1 star values: 1

Scents of chipotle, lime, garlic, and spices waft through the house as Chipotle Pork slow cooks in the oven. The results are tender, juicy, fall-of-the-bone meat that retains a smoky heat thanks to the chipotle chiles. Versatlie Chipotle Pork is perfect by itself with rice, for sandwiches, tacos, or as a topping for baked potatoes.

Julianna Grimes
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2012

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Credit: Johnny Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Recipe Summary test

hands-on:
31 mins
total:
4 hrs 1 min
Yield:
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 2 tablespoons sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Peel and section lime over a bowl, catching juices; discard peel. Add lime juice, lime sections, and 1 tablespoon olive oil to food processor; process until smooth. Scrape the chipotle mixture into a zip-top plastic bag. Add pork; seal. Marinate in refrigerator 1 hour.

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  • Preheat oven to 325°.

  • Heat a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl. Remove pork from bag; reserve marinade. Sprinkle pork with salt. Add pork to pan; sauté 8 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove pork from pan. Add broth and reserved marinade to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return pork to pan; cover and bake at 325° for 2 1/2 hours or until pork is fork-tender. Shred pork; toss with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; fat 22.1g; saturated fat 6.6g; mono fat 11.7g; poly fat 2.5g; protein 22.3g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fiber 2.3g; cholesterol 83mg; iron 2.1mg; sodium 591mg; calcium 45mg.
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