New Mexico Style Carne Adovada

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This recipe is from a Santa Fe, New Mexico restaurant. This wonderful Carne Adovada can be use like green chile sauce to cover any dish or as a filling in a taco or burrito.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. On a cutting board, cut the pork into 1 1/2-inch cubes and place in a roasting pan (approximately 13 by 21-inch).
  2. Put the water into a blender and add the garlic, onion, salt, black pepper, oregano, chile pepper and chili powder. Blend until smooth as possible. Pour over the pork cubes and toss to coat well.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cover the roasting pan and place in the oven to bake for 1 1/2 hours or until fork tender.
Most Helpful

I chose this recipe because it's low carb and looked pretty easy to make. I followed the directions fairly closely, except I didn't use more than about one or two tablespoons of regular chili powder. That's the only kind available in the hinterlands of Pennsylvania . I found that after about an hour everything was done. My family ate theirs wrapped in tortillas. I just put some in a bowl and dug in. Next time I will use hotter peppers, as we all like things extra spicy.

windhorse23 November 28, 2012