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    Calabacita con Puerco

    Calabacita con Puerco. Photo by Susan Buentello

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    2 hrs 20 mins

    20 mins

    2 hrs

    Susan Buentello's Note:

    Calabacita is a classic Tex-Mex dish that is slightly different everywhere you find it. This is my version.

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    1. 1
      Heat shortening in Dutch oven; fry pork cubes in batches until browned.
    2. 2
      Return all pork to pan.
    3. 3
      Place chilies and onion in food processor container and process until chopped (or chop together by hand).
    4. 4
      Slice garlic and place with cominos and salt in a mortar and pestle and grind together.
    5. 5
      (The garlic and cominos and salt can be chopped in the food processor with the chilies and onion, but grinding it gives it more flavor).
    6. 6
      Add all vegetables to pan with pork and cook over high heat until onion is transparent.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle flour over pork and vegetables and stir to combine.
    8. 8
      Cook a few minutes to remove the raw taste of the flour.
    9. 9
      Add all remaining ingredients plus about 1 tomato can of water--enough so that pork and vegetables are not quite covered with liquid.
    10. 10
      Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover with a lid.
    11. 11
      Cook at a simmer for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, checking periodically and adding more water if necessary.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 27, 2007


      Good recipe. A little too much comino and surprised that it had corn in it, but overall a good recipe. Thanks Susan!

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    Nutritional Facts for Calabacita con Puerco

    Serving Size: 1 (273 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 270.0
    Calories from Fat 116
    Total Fat 12.8 g
    Saturated Fat 4.0 g
    Cholesterol 78.2 mg
    Sodium 533.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 3.7 g
    Protein 26.1 g

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