Total TimePrep: 25 min. Cook: 7 hours
Makes12 servings (about 2 quarts)
This is my favorite all-time pork shoulder recipe. The first time I made it EXACTLY according to the recipe . . . except I used my cast iron Dutch oven and put it in a 325 oven for about 90 minutes. I couldn't believe how yummy it was with that "gravy" that you get with the sauce and that bit of flour. VERY simple to make and just exactly the right amount of heat (I do remove the stem and seeds from the jalapeno). I've made it a bazillion times since then and my family and friends NEVER get tired of it. They beg for the recipe and their families love it as well. The one thing I do differently is use Yukon Gold potatoes (about 4-6 smallish medium one) because the result is so delicious and creamy. One of my friends leaves out the potatoes and uses the result to fill soft tacos. She reports her family BEGS for the dish. I have also made a very tasty variation with beef instead of pork - merely cutting the beef into a bit smaller cubes. The combination of a bottle of beer with a 1/4 cup of flour over a stew in the oven is GENIUS and I have used the idea with different spice combinations for all kinds of meat stews in my Dutch oven.
We love spicy food and this is very spicy! The people that comment that it was bland must be sucking ghostpepper popsicles or their spices are very old. I would cut the heat back a little next time and I agree it needs more salt, but easy to make. We had it over rice, but making tamales with the rest.
I was so excited to see a carne guisada recipe I could prepare in a crockpot instead of babysitting it on the stove. Then I read the ingredients. This is in no way carne guisada, at least not the kind you’ll find in Texas like the original poster suggests. While this may taste fine, I was put off by the misleading recipe name.
With all these spices & ingredients I expected something phenomenal, sadly no. Bland and zero flavor, what a let down
This was not as good as I had hoped. First I followed directions to the letter. It was bland and didn't have much spice. Second, I don't cook but heat in the crockpot.
Made my house smell terrific and tasted even better! Leftovers were good in quesadillas!
this looks like a perfect crock pot dish.hearty and heart warming. I would serve it with refried beans and in soft&warm toasted flour tortillas.problem is I'm allergic to beer. can I substitute another fizzy beverage?
I come to Taste of Home for simple and down home recipes like this. I halved the recipe and that worked out just fine. I love the taste of potatoes and pork like this. Very tasty. Thanks for sharing.
My husband and I loved this recipe! It was a little spicy for us on its own, so we made burritos. We stuffed flour tortillas with a generous portion of the shredded pork and potatoes and included a layer of pinto beans, sour cream, and cheddar cheese to reduce the heat.
This had good flavor. This reminds me of a carnitas recipe that my family actually prefers.