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- Home-Style Meats
- Mexican Cookery by Barbara Hansen
Serves/Makes:4 cups shredded meat
- 2 lbs (.9 kg). pork (pork butt or pork loin)
- 1/2 medium onion, cut in half
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) dried leaf oregano, crushed
- 1/4 tsp (1 ml) ground cumin
- salt or garlic salt, to taste
- Place meat in a 3-quart saucepan.
- Add onion, garlic, salt, oregano and cumin.
- Add water to cover.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
- Cover and simmer 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
- Drain meat, reserving broth for another use if you wish.
- Place meat in a baking pan.
- Sprinkle meat evenly with salt or garlic salt.
- Bake 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- While still warm, use 2 forks to shred meat.
- Pork cooked this way is used for tacos, burritos, tostadas and sandwiches.
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