Over the weekend we made some fantastic carnitas. I'm still learning about carnitas, so I borrowed from a fantastic Serious Eats recipe. The pork was lucious and filled the house with the most amazing scents. Since we didn't eat it all, and I ran out of tortillas, I took the leftovers and crated a delicious and quick carnitas and potato stew.
Ingredients: - 2 pounds of cooked & shredded pork - 2 onions, sliced - 2 red peppers, sliced - 3 pounds of roasted rosemary potatoes - 4 cloves of garlic, pulverized - olive oil - salt & peppers - 8 cups of chicken stock
Method: - sauté peppers, onions & garlic over medium-high heat in olive oil, until cooked through. 8 mins should do it. - add chicken stock & pork, bring to a simmer and bubble over low heat for 30 minutes - warm roasted potatoes in a 200 degree oven - ladle soup into bowls & add potatoes - garnish with cilantro, pickled hot peppers & cheese
We love repurposing leftovers. How about you? What's your favorite leftover?