STLYoungblood wrote:Youngblood's Enchiladas...
Jesus.... making these this weekend.
Also for your enjoyment,Vengy's Pork Chili
This takes a bit to make but you wont regret it. This is a cheap, filling meal, and also makes a lot so have some friends over... or freeze it and have chili all winter!
Prep time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 min
Cost: about $25
Bowls: about 7
Cost per bowl: about $3.50
1 medium, yellow onion
1 Large red pepper
1-2 Habaneros (SPICY!)
6-7 Small Portobello mushrooms
1 large can black beans
1 regular can refried black beans (for thickening)
1 bottle Goya Red Cooking wine (This is a must)
1 large bottle Goya Sofrita tomato cooking base (also a must)
2 lbs Stew pork (pieces have a decent amount of fat, but not all fat)
1. Dice separately: peppers, onions, and mushrooms. Make them into good size pieces. Not too small or they will cook down too much.
2. Dice pork into good size pieces, again, not too small. Trim off some fat, but leave on some so it flavors the chili. I usually leave one chunk of straight pork fat for flavor.
1. In a LARGE pot, fry up the peppers and onions in a little olive oil until semi soft (Not too soft or they will cook down too much later. Think "Stir Fry veggies").
2. Simultaneously, in a separate frying pan, par-fry the pork in a little olive oil so all sides are "white" and semi-cooked (DO NOT fully cook the pork!)
3. Add the mushrooms to the peppers and onions and continue frying until mushrooms are limp and onions are translucent.
4. Add par-fried Pork to peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
5. Fry a little more, add spices, and stir.
6. Add Sofrito, black beans, refried beans, and slowly add about 1 cup of Goya cooking wine, while stiring, until the right consistency. Don't add too much cooking wine as it will be too soupy. ADD ONLY A LITTLE WATER! Let the wine's acidity to the work on the pork! The pork will be SO tender!
7. Stir while bringing to a boil (You can add more spices to taste at this point)
8. Once boiling, turn heat to low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour while stiring every 15-20 min. Make sure it doesn't stick!
9. Remove from heat and enjoy with a nice toasty chunk of bread!
Stay warm this winter!