Pork Carnitas

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Ingredients:

1 (3 lb) pork roast – either center cut or loin, well-trimmed
1 T vegetable oil
1/2 sweet onion, sliced
1/2 bell pepper, deveined, deseeded, and sliced
1/2 cup salsa (mild, medium, or hot)
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup pineapple juice
2 T hatch chili peppers, roasted and diced (mild or hot)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 T ancho chili powder
1  1/2 t cumin
1/4 t ground black pepper
Warmed corn or whole wheat tortillas
Optional Toppings: a sprinkle of queso fresco, hot peppers, salsa Read More


Beans, Beans, Beans!

512px-Dries_red_beans_ready_for_useIf you have the time, inexpensive dried beans are the best, as some nutrition is lost in the canning process. Below, we’ll talk about how to soak and cook dried beans.

Canned beans are still very good for you though, so don’t feel badly about using them. Just take a few moments to prep them properly. Read More


Red Chile and Turkey Stacked Enchiladas

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Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 recipe Red Chile Sauce, divided use – set aside 1/2 cup for assembly, the rest goes into the meat and bean sauce
18 corn tortillas
1 T olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
20 oz ground turkey breast, 99% lean
1 (15oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 C corn, fresh, frozen and thawed, or drained from a can
2 t chili powder
1 t garlic
1/2 t cumin
1/8 t ground black pepper
1/2 t dried cilantro (or 1 T fresh cilantro chopped)
1 T butter (or use non-stick spray)
12 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded Read More