Sunday, April 21, 2013

Paleo Pen Pals - April

It's time for April's Paleo Pen Pals recipe... My pen pal this month is Victoria and she got me a bag of dried chile pasilla, straight from Mexico! I had to make something Mex-esque, so I whipped out my handy dandy crockpot and got to work!

Crockpot Chile Pasilla Carnitas

1.5 lb pork tenderloin, excess fat trimmed
4 (dried) chiles pasilla
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp onion powder

1. Soak chiles in a bowl of water until reconstituted, the longer the better (I did 2 hours). When softened, roughly chop.
2. Combine chiles, green pepper, and onion, and place in bottom of crockpot.
3. Sprinkle pork with spices. Place on top of veggies and cook on low for 6 hours.
4. Shred pork with 2 forks and dig in!