Pinto Bean and Pork Mélange

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 

A generous portion of this spicy combination of pork and beans will provide true comfort. Slowly cooked until the pork is tender, this dish will delight with full-bodied flavor.


1 tbsp. olive oil
2 lb. pork loin, cut into 1-in. cubes
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 lb. Pinto beans, rinsed
8 cups chicken stock
1 lb. tomatillos
1 jalapeño pepper
1 bunch cilantro
Juice of 2 limes


1. Heat oil in 8-qt. stock pot. Add pork, cumin, salt, and pepper. Sauté until pork is browned, about 5-10 min.

2. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add beans and stir to coat with oil. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 2 hr. stirring occasionally.

3. In a food processor, puree tomatillos, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and lime juice. Add to stock pot and simmer for additional 1⁄2 hr., or until beans are tender.

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