Tinga De Carnitas Gavacho

Recipe by ROV Chef
READY IN: 10hrs 30mins




  • Dust off your crock pot and get it ready to cook all day, or over night, whichever you prefer for slow cooking. This does require a bit of commitment here, but there wont be any lawyers involved if it doesn't work out.
  • Put the pork, the chicken stock, the canned tomatoes, and the beer in the crock. Yes it's alright if you want to take a swig first.
  • Pull the stems off the dried peppers and try to get as many of the seeds out as you can. Then add them and six of the canned chipotle peppers to the crock.
  • Take the garlic cloves and break them in half and add it to the party.
  • Turn your crock pot to low and let it do it's thing for 8 hours. Not kidding here. you could go 12 hours if you get busy and forget about it. It wont get messed up.
  • When the meat is done, remove it from the broth and set aside for shredding. You can do this hot or cold, it's your choice. I'm a wimp and I make this ahead of time so I shred when it's cold. You can Iron Man it if you want, but the end product will be the same either way.
  • French your onions and cut the tomatillos into wedges just like you would a tomato, after removing the paper stuff from the outside of course, and don't forget that core.
  • in your largest skillet, or even an electric skillet would work here, melt the butter and then add your onions. Sprinkle the salt over the onions to get those juices flowing.
  • When your onions are dark in color and all gooy, (caramelized) add the tamatillos and let them cook down until they're soft.
  • Puree up the rest of the canned chipotles with their wonderful sauce they're packed inches Add 2 tablespoons of the puree tot he onion mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add the shredded pork to the onion mixture and mix it all up. keep stirring to get the meat reheated above 160 degrees.
  • Now you have some kich a$$ Tinga Carnitas This is Gavacho approved. I recommend putting this over nachos. You'll never use ground beef again.