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Carne Adovado

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 8 Whole dried chile pods;
  • -seeded and deveined
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1 ts Oregano
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 2 lb Boneless pork butt or
  • -shoulder; sliced thin


When I saw this dish, ready to cook, in the meat shops of Albuquerque I was
almost afraid to try it. The dried peppers make the marinated pork look as
if it's hot enough to remove the paint from walls! Actually, it's not as
hot as you might think. You can vary the spiciness of this basic New Mexico
dish simply by choosing hotter or milder dried chile pods. I now make this
dish often and I never cease to enjoy it. The flavors are superb! I believe
that the American Indians of the Southwest have one of the richese food
backgrounds in America. Choose the dried chiles for your dish. Prepare
chiles by slitting or cracking them open and removing the seeds and veins
(what make the chiles hot). Place chile skins in bowl and add enough hot
tap water to cover. Allow to sit for 1 hour, then drain, reserving liquid.
Place peppers in blender and add enough liquid to bring total amount in
blender to 1 pint. Add garlic, oregano and salt. Blend until thick and
smooth. Place sliced pork in stainless steel bowl & pour chili sauce in.
Mix and cover. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to cook, heat oven to
350ø. Place meat and marinade in covered casserole and bake for 1 hour.
Wonderful, not as hot as it looks. I like this with "Corn Bread" and "Sweet
Potatoes and Onions". This should sound a little heavy to you, so add a
green salad. See what I care!

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