Ingredients for - Santa Fe Pork and Black Bean Stew
How to cook deliciously - Santa Fe Pork and Black Bean Stew
1 . Stage
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon salt over the pork pieces and let sit while you prep the other ingredients.
2 . Stage
Brown the pork Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a thick-bottomed stew pot on medium high heat. Add the pork pieces to the pot and brown them on all sides.
3 . Stage
Add the onions Once the pork pieces have browned, add the chopped onions to the pot with the pork. Lower the heat to medium and cook until the onions are translucent, about 7-10 minutes more.
4 . Stage
Make garlic jalapeño spice mixture As the onions are cooking, work on the garlic spice mixture. Place the garlic and the jalapeños in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until minced. Then add the oregano, cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, and cornmeal and pulse everything until ground.
5 . Stage
Add spice mixture to pork and onions Once the onions are cooked, add the spice mixture to the pork and onions.
6 . Stage
Add molasses, bell pepper, zest, cover and cook Add the molasses, bell pepper, orange zest (if using), and water to the pot. Bring it to a simmer and then reduce the heat to the lowest setting. Cover and let cook until the pork is completely tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally and scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pot.
7 . Stage
Remove zest, add black beans When pork is tender, remove the orange zest and add the black beans to the pot and cook for 20 minutes more on low heat.
8 . Stage
Remove from heat, and stir in the lime juice. Add more salt to taste. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro. Great with warm corn tortillas. Links: Santa Fe Chicken Stew from Gonna Want Seconds