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Carne Guisada

While living away from Texas for a while, my boyfriend and I grew homesick for the spicy flavors of home. We've made this recipe a few times now, and it goes really well with homemade flour tortillas. We love it over rice, too. —Kelly Evans, Denton, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 7 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (about 2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • Dash liquid smoke, optional
  • 1 boneless pork shoulder butt roast (3 pounds), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 large unpeeled red potatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Whole wheat tortillas or hot cooked brown rice, lime wedges and chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Directions

  • In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, mix first 13 ingredients and, if desired, liquid smoke. Stir in pork, potatoes and onion. Cook, covered, on low until pork is tender, 7-9 hours.
  • Discard bay leaf; skim fat from cooking juices. Shred pork slightly with 2 forks. Serve with remaining ingredients as desired.
Nutrition Facts
2/3 cup: 261 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 1 starch.

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