Shredded Pork & Chili Pod Red Sauce

In this video, we pulled out the recipe for the pork filling we used in tamales and quesadillas. It is delicious and freezes beautifully so you can make a ton for later.

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Shredded Port & Chili Pod Red Sauce

  • Servings: A Family
  • Difficulty: Several parts to the recipe, but none are difficult.
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Ingredients

    Shredded Pork

  • 10 lb Pork Butt
  • 1 cup minced garlic
  • 1 very large onion quartered
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp Jacobsen Ghost Chili Salt
  • Olive Oil

Directions

  1. Place the pork butt, garlic, onion, cumin, ghost chili salt and water in the slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low overnight (10ish hours). (See Note 1)
  3. Let meat cook and then shred with a fork. Meat should just fall apart.
  4. Coat frying pan or pot with olive oil and heat.
  5. With a low burner (simmer), add shredded pork to the pan or pot.
  6. Add red sauce (you can add more or less as you prefer). Mix sauce thoroughly with pork.
  7. Simmer 5-10ish minutes. Basically heat the meat and sauce together while letting any excess water evaporate.

Ingredients

    Chili Pod Red Sauce

  • Pack of dried Chili Pods
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup water

Directions

  1. Remove chili pods stems and seeds.
  2. Place chili pods in a pot and fill with water.
  3. Bring pods to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Simmer until chili pods are soft and moist.
  4. Put chili pods into a blender.
  5. Add onion, garlic, salt and pepper to the blender.
  6. Add 1 cup of water (preferably from the original pot) to the blender
  7. Blend until smooth (See Note 2).

Note 1: You can actually eat the meat at this point. However, it tastes better if you add the chili pod red sauce!

Note 2: As the chili pods will be hot, remove the center piece on the blender lid to keep the sauce from expanding quickly out of the blender! (exploding)


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