Ancho - Braised Pork

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

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.

Top Review by m0m7772

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!!

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.

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