Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is warming, delicious, doesn't really take a whole lot of effort, and it smells wonderful while it's cooking! Use pure ground ancho chile powder and serve over rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the pork, 3 cups water, onion, oregano, thyme, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf; bring to a boil then reduce heat to low.
  2. Simmer, covered, for 45 minutes or until the pork is tender.
  3. Discard the bay leaf and drain the pork, reserving 1 cup of the liquid (with onions, etc.) Return the reserved liquid to the pan with the pork and add the ancho chile powder, vinegar, cumin, cloves, sugar and salt.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes more or until flavors are blended; serve with rice and top with fresh chopped cilantro.
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent! I could not find Ancho chili powder so I chopped 3 dried Ancho peppers in my Cuisinart minichopper and added a touch of regular chili powder with very good results. I served this with homemade tortillas. Better than the taqueria!!

5 5

Now my face is red but it turned out heavenly. Son't ask how but I read Ancho as Adobo and merrily added 1 1/2 tsp Adobo to your recipe then realized my mistake and added 1 tsp Ancho the result is wonderful. Following your recipe the end result is lovely tender pork that is perfect with rice. I added some leftover veggies chopped and used fresh frozen chopped cilantro. Excellent dinner Thanks EdsGirl Angie for a winner