Asado De Bodas (Wedding Stew With Pork)

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READY IN: 7hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat a heavy skillet over med-high heat.
  • Add the chiles and toast on both sides, turning occasionally and pressing down with a spatula, until they soften and blister.
  • Remove from the pan.
  • Place in a heatproof bowl and pour the hot water over them.
  • Soak for 15 minutes, stirring once.
  • Drain, reserving 1 cup of the soaking liquid.
  • In a blender, combine the chiles and the reserved soaking liquid, garlic, and salt and puree until perfectly smooth.
  • In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the cumin, clove, and peppercorns until fragrant, stirring frequently so they don't burn.
  • Let cool completely and grind in a spice grinder.
  • Place the pork in the bottom of a 5-quart slow cooker and sprinkle with the ground spices.
  • Add the onion, marjoram, bay leaf, and cinnamon.
  • Pour the chile puree over the meat and add the water.
  • Stir well; cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours, stirring once or twice, until the meat is tender and the sauce is thick and fragrant.
  • Remove and discard the bay leaf and cinnamon stick.
  • Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, orange zest, and chocolate; serve hot with simple white rice and warm flour tortillas.
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