Carne Adovada

This carne adovada recipe is pure New Mexico in a bowl, with tender chunks of pork simmered in a rich and flavorful red chili sauce. Perfect for taco and so much more!

Carne Adovada in the house, my friends! Have you ever heard of carne adovada? If not, you're ready for a tasteful treat! Carne Adovada is just out of New Mexico. The locals have been enjoying this amazing dish for years and now you can too.

Hey, we can't let the good people in New Mexico get all the good flavors, can we? If you are a fan of juicy, tender chunks of pork simmering in a thick sauce that is chili pepper heavy, you may have just found your new favorite dish.

Let's discuss!

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What is Carne Adovada?

Carne Adovada is a classic new Mexican dish of tender, juicy chunks of pork shallow and slow cooked in a mild red chili sauce that has the consistency of sauce. It is very similar to a pork version of the famous Texas chili or Chili Colorado, where pork is the star rather than beef. The key is the rich and flavorful sauce made with new Mexican chili peppers.

"Carne Adovada" is similar to the Mexican "Carne Adobada", which refers to meat cooked in adobos ovens, aromatics and vinegar. It is more of a general term for different types of dishes. This new Mexican dish is a more specific recipe.

My version makes the recipe incredibly easy with new Mexican chili powder for pork, though you can use whole dried chilies as well.

Let's talk about how we make carne adovada, shall we?

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Carne Adovada Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 kilos of pork shoulder (pork), cut into chunks – Or you can use pork comb
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • FOR THE RED CHILI GRAVY
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, chopped
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers, chopped (optional for more heat, or use a serrano for hot)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 3/4 cup New Mexico red chili powder, just like Chimayo (or use dark red chili powder or ancho, pasilla or both)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey (or more to taste)

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How to make Carne Adovada – the recipe method

First, heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan to medium-high heat. I use my Dutch oven for this.

Pat the chopped pork dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and brown pork a few minutes per hour. Page.

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You may need to do this in batches. Do not boil the pork. Remove the pork and set it aside now.

Heat another tablespoon of oil in the same saucepan, and add onions and peppers. Stir them for 5 minutes to soften.

Add the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring, until the garlic blooms and becomes fragrant.

Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and stir in the 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook under stirring constantly for 5 minutes to cook out the raw flour flavor. You can cook stirring longer if you want.

Add chicken broth, orange juice, chili powder, oregano, coriander, cumin and a little more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes to thicken sauce and develop the flavors while stirring occasionally.

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Return the browned pork cook up in the pan.

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Reduce the heat, cover, then cook the entire pot of pork in the cloud sauce for 2 hours, or until the pork is falling apart. The sauce should be nice and thick, just like a chili sauce. You can also do this in a slow cooker / Crockpot or InstantPot.

Stir in vinegar and honey. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.

Serve!

Boom! Done! Time to enjoy your carne adovada. Pretty much one of the lightest pork chilies you can make, and I seriously love pork chili. This recipe doesn't mess around when it comes to flavor!

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Slow Cooker Carne Adovada

You can easily make this recipe in your slow cooker, Crockpot or InstantPot. To do this, follow steps 1-5 of the recipe using a hot pan or in your hot InstantPot in saute mode. Brown the spicy pork basically in a hot pan or in your InstantPot, then cook the peppers and onions and make your quick roux. Then add the remaining ingredients and cook them on low for 4-5 hours or until high for 2-3 hours, or until the pork has dropped out.

Serves Carne Adovada

You can enjoy the recipe as it is, but it is popularly served with corn tortillas like tacos and burritos with all kinds of popular fixings. Make a good taco dish out of it with rice and topping. You can also serve it for breakfast as your meat component.

About peppers

Carne Adovada is traditionally made with new Mexican chili peppers, of which there are many. They may be difficult for you to get locally, but you can order them online or use new Mexican chili powder, which you can also order online.

However, you can also make this dish with other Mexican peppers, which are often easier to find. Options include ancho peppers, guajillo peppers, mulato peppers, pasilla peppers, chipotle peppers and others. Or use Californian pepper as a good substitute or a combination of all these and their powder versions.

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Recipe tips and notes

  • Use whole dried peppers. If you would like to make this bowl with whole peppers, then seeds and stem them first, lightly toast them, then simmer with all your fluids. Clean the mixture before using it for your pork.
  • Krydderfaktor. Carne Adovada is not meant to be a hot and spicy dish, as new Mexican peppers are not traditionally hot. However, you can heat things up like I enjoy with some jalapeno peppers, serrano peppers, or use warmer chili peppers.
  • Flavor Builder. One way to develop extra flavor if you have time is to stop the cooking process after adding the pork to the pan. Instead of simmering, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. When you are ready to cook, simmer the pan on low, covered or bake at 350 degrees F until pork is tender.

That's it, my friends. I hope you enjoy my carne adovada recipe. Tell me if you make it. I would love to hear how it turned out for you. Keep it spicy!

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Carne Adovada recipe

This carne adovada recipe is pure New Mexico in a bowl, with tender chunks of pork simmered in a rich and flavorful red chili sauce. Perfect for taco and so much more!

Prepare time20 min

2 hours 10 minutes

Course: Main courses

Food: American

Keywords: chili pepper, chili powder, a pot, pork, pork, pork shoulders

Servings: 8

Calories: 311kcal

  • 2 1/2 pounds of pork shoulder pork cut into chunks – Or you can use pork comb
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

FOR THE RED CHILI GRAVY

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 chopped poblano pepper
  • 2 small jalapeno peppers chopped (optional for more heat, or use a serrano for hotter)
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 3/4 cup New Mexico red chili powder like Chimayo (or use dark red chili powder, or ancho, pasilla or both)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey or more to taste
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan to medium-high heat. I use my Dutch oven for this.

  • Pat the chopped pork dry with paper towels. Season with salt and pepper and brown the pork a few minutes per hour. Page. You may need to do this in batches. Remove the pork and set it aside now.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in the same saucepan and add the onion and peppers. Stir them for 5 minutes to soften.

  • Add the garlic and cook for another minute, stirring, until the garlic blooms and becomes fragrant.

  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and stir in the 2 tablespoons of flour. Cook under stirring constantly for 5 minutes to cook out the raw flour flavor. You can cook stirring longer if you want.

  • Add chicken broth, orange juice, chili powder, oregano, coriander, cumin and a little more salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 minutes to thicken sauce and develop the flavors.

  • Put the browned pork back in the pan, bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover, then cook the entire pan with pork in the sauce for 2 hours, or until the pork is falling apart. The sauce should be nice and thick, just like a chili sauce.

  • Stir in vinegar and honey. Season with a little salt and pepper to taste.

  • Serve!

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 19 g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 19g | Saturated fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 58 mg | Sodium: 458 mg | Potassium: 864 mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 6669IU | Vitamin C: 18 mg | Calcium: 100 mg | Iron: 5 mg

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