- 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1 large onion, quartered
- 5 garlic cloves, lightly crushed
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 ancho or other mild dried chili
- black pepper
- 2 12-ounce bottles Allagash white, or another beer in the Belgian witbier wheat beer style, like Hoegaarden
- Neutral oil, like grapeseed or corn, if needed
- Lime wedges for serving
- Nutritional Information
Note: Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available data.
Nutritional analysis per serving (4 servings)
652 calories; 41 grams fat; 14 grams saturated fat; 18 grams monounsaturated fat; 4 grams polyunsaturated fat; 15 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams dietary fiber; 1 gram sugars; 41 grams protein; 161 milligrams cholesterol; 286 milligrams sodium
4 to 6 servings
- Put the pork, onion, garlic, bay leaves, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, chili and some salt and pepper in a large pot with a lid or a Dutch oven. Add the beer and water if needed to cover. Turn the heat to high, bring to a boil and skim any foam that comes to the surface. Partly cover and adjust the heat so the mixture bubbles steadily. Cook until the meat is quite tender, about 1 hour, then cool.
- Remove the bay leaves, spices and chili with a slotted spoon and discard. Break or roughly chop the meat into bite-size pieces, return to the pan and cook uncovered until all the liquid has evaporated. Continue to cook the meat in the remaining fat until it’s crisped and browned; add a little oil if it sticks or becomes dry. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature with the lime wedges, or cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.