Salsa Verde Braised Pork Recipe

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Submitted by smg0rrh

Makes 6 servings



This salsa verde braised pork is a Southwestern-inspired way to prepare Boston butt. Braising the pork?simmering it for a long time in liquid under cover, with browning for flavor?makes it fork-tender.

Recipe Ingredients for Salsa Verde Braised Pork

3 1/2 pounds pork butt
15 oz. salsa verde
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus some leaves

Recipe Directions for Salsa Verde Braised Pork

  1. Trim excess pork fat. Put meat in a large casserole or Dutch oven with salsa, broth, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and oregano. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is very tender when pierced, about 3 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375. With 2 wide spatulas, transfer meat to a rimmed baking pan. Bake until richly browned, 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, skim and discard fat from pan juices. Boil juices, stirring, until reduced to 2 3/4 cups, 8 to 10 minutes.

  4. With 2 forks, tear meat into large shreds. Add to pan and stir in chopped cilantro. Season with salt. Spoon into a serving bowl and sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Serve with tortillas and more salsa verde.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 457.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
551
Calories from Fat
168
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.7g
29%
Saturated Fat
6.1g
31%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
243mg
81%
Sodium
938mg
39%
Potassium
1125mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates
4.0g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
1.5g
Protein
85.9g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 7% Iron 27%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in thiamin
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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