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

This is a recipe that I got from my mother-in-law that always is a hit. It freezes well too, so you can make it in big batches and use it later for tacos, tostadas, empanadas, sopes--anything you use picadillo for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pork into 1 inch squares removing most but not all the fat.
  2. Put in very large skillet and add water just enough to cover add salt, pepper, garlic, onion, bay leaves, oregano and bring to a boil let foam accumulate and remove as much as possible.
  3. Allow the meat to cook at a medium boil until tender. If the water is not completely reduced separate it for later use.
  4. When the meat is cooked, fry it in the oil. I usually fry the chorizo and add a little oil to the rendered fat and fry the pork. Once the pork is crisp, I remove it from the skillet and use the same skillet for the sauce that has been blended together first (last 4 ingredients). I deglaze the skillet and then let the sauce reduce for about 1/2 an hour adding the leftover broth.
  5. Mix the pork and chorizo into the sauce; heat completely and serve.
  6. May be eaten in tortillas or with rice, beans or potatoes guacamole--just plain avocado goes well too.


Most Helpful

Very Good recipe we pan fry potatoes cubed and scramble eggs with it and serve in a tortilla with cheddar cheese. Very Very Good!!

randy.lacy December 08, 2009

I had some really good chorizo from a sausage store we go to it's so good and non-greasy I almost ate after the "fry chorizo" step LOL. I had to use the full amount of oil to fry the pork shoulder because there wasn't any grease from the chorizo. Wow this recipe was good! I think I'll use the leftovers for a chorizo and egg type of breakfast. It has the perfect amount of spice! I made tacos out of it last night.

Teddy's Mommy April 19, 2009

Definately 5 stars. I modified the sauce I used only 2chipotle peppers, 1 15oz can of stewed tomatoes, the 2 garlic cloves and blended it. As far as the onions i sauteed them with the meats and it was perfect.

ndflyer00 January 09, 2009

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