Pork Filling

    1 hour 20 minutes

    This is a Mexican-style pork filling for tamales, tacos or burritos. A tamale is a Mexican dish consisting of a soft pastry filled with meat, then steamed.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 450g pork shoulder roast
    • 600ml water
    • 1/2 onion
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled
    • 1 bay leaf
    • salt to taste
    • 8 black peppercorns
    • 1 dried red chilli

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. Trim fat from pork. Cut into large pieces and place in a large saucepan. Add water, onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt, peppercorns and chilli. Bring to the boil; skim foam from surface. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour.
    2. Drain stock, let meat cool and shred with a fork. Refrigerate overnight if desired.

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    This is a family favorite! Super easy and Always delicious! If you like it spicier, throw in a jalapeno or chipotle pepper, this is a Smoked jalapeno. Grab some corn tortillas, sour cream, pico de gallo and you are set!  -  03 May 2013


    Nothing special.  -  29 Sep 2008


    This recipe is as close as you can get to authentic... The recipe works very well with beef.  -  29 Sep 2008