Guatemalan Jocon

Guatemalan Jocon
Guatemalan Jocon

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    pounds pork loin

  • 3

    cups water

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 3

    tablespoons butter

  • 2

    Roma tomatoes chopped

  • 1/4

    pound tomatillos husked, chopped

  • 2

    garli cloves chopped

  • 2

    cups water or chicken broth

  • 2

    whole cloves

  • 5

    black peppercorns

  • 2

    green onions

  • 1

    green bell pepper cut in chunks

  • 1

    bunch parsley

  • 1/4

    cup corn masa (not instant masa flour)

  • 3/4

    cup water

Directions

Cut pork into 8 equal pieces. Cook pork in 3 cups water with salt over medium heat about 30 minutes. Remove excess liquid. Heat skillet until very hot. Add butter. When butter melts, add tomatoes, tomatillos and garlic and fry 2 minutes. Then add 2 cups water, cloves and peppercorns and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and blend in blender with green onions, bell pepper and parsley. Add more water or broth if needed for blending. Add this mixture to pork and cook 5 minutes. Dilute corn masa with 3/4 cup water and add some of masa liquid to sauce and cook 5 minutes more. Sauce should be medium thickness. Taste and adjust seasoning. This recipe yields 4 servings. Each serving: 686 calories; 856 mg sodium; 146 mg cholesterol; 58 grams fat; 11 grams carbohydrates; 28 grams protein; 0.60 gram fiber.

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