Monday, August 6, 2012

Chalupas de' Puerco

How fun are Chulupas?  Who doesn't like these tasty treats?  It's like creating your own Tex-Mex specialty.  You can top them with just about anything you like and they're guaranteed to taste great.  I prefer to create my dishes from scratch to avoid spending money on store bought products.  You can cut down the prep time by using your own short cuts.  The meat is slow cooked in a crock pot making it tender and juicy.
                                                          Puerco (Pork)
                                                          2 Lbs Pork Roast
                                                          4 Cups Water
                                                          4 Serrano Peppers 
                                                          4 Garlic Cloves (minced)
                                                          1 TBS Salt, 1 TBS Pepper

Place all ingredients in a crock pot and cook for six hours or until meat easily pulls away from bone.  Remove from pan and shred pork with two forks.  Store in refrigerator until ready for use.  Do not discard broth.

                                                         Frijoles (Beans)
                                                         2 Cups Brown Beans
                                                         Remaining broth from Puerco

Rinse beans and cook in broth on medium for four hours checking often.  Once beans have cooked place in large kettle and mash with fork.

                                                          1 Package Maize Tortillas

Heat 2 cups of corn oil in a large skillet on medium heat.  Once oil is hot place one tortilla in pan.  Cook tortilla for no more than one minute (or until toasty brown) and turn cooking other side for same length of time.  Continue same routine for remaining tortillas.  Allow tortilla's to cool some before using.

Spread frijoles on tortilla, layer with shredded lettuce, pork, cheese, salsa, sour cream and than avocado.  These are my choices for toppings, but there best when you create your own combination.

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