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Carnitas – A small batch

carnitas

1.5-2 lbs pork shoulder, cubed
3 cloves garlic, smashed
1 cup stock
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander
1/4 cup citrus juice
salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan (I use a pressure cooker to cut the cooking time in half, others use a crock pot)
add enough water to completely cover the meat
cover and bring to a boil
reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 3 to 4 hours
season to taste

Preheat oven to 400°F
remove meat from pot (discard the liquid)
spread the meat out in a roasting pan
break the meat into small chunks
roast meat for 15 to 20 minutes until brown and crispy

April 12, 2015 at 6:19 pm Leave a comment

Basic Muffins

blueberry muffins

Blueberry Muffins

2 cups AP flour (switch out 1 cup for whole grain or cooked oatmeal)
1 cup dairy
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar (or less), reserve a tablespoon for sprinkling on the tops of uncooked muffins
2 teaspoons baking powder (3 if using whole grains, 1 if using soured milk and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional: 1 cup filling (berries, diced fruit, or chopped nuts)

Grease 12 muffin tins

Mix all ingredients until just combined (it will be lumpy)

Bake at 400° for 20 minutes
cool completely in tins

April 5, 2015 at 7:42 pm Leave a comment


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