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Time: 3 3/4 hours. Tacolicious, a taco stand at San Francisco's Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, serves this braised pork in tacos, but owner Joe Hargrave also makes it at home as a fall stew. The chiles fall apart as the dish cooks, giving the meat a mellow, earthy spiciness.

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Recipe Summary

total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Yield:
Serves 6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

618 calories; calories from fat 58%; protein 50g; fat 40g; saturated fat 14g; carbohydrates 15g; fiber 4.4g; sodium 517mg; cholesterol 186mg.
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