This is basically a Mexican pork and pinto bean stew. A favorite to serve during neighborhood bonfires where I lived in Mississippi. Even better served with a fistful of Freetos! I use a bone-in pork shoulder roast for this- cutting as much meat off the bone as is easy but always throwing the bone into the pot as well. If you use a leaner cut of pork it just doesn't come out right at all- neither the texture nor the flavor. Another keeper from my ex mother-in-law.