Red Chile Pork Tacos

three pound boneless pork butt
five dried ancho chiles
five dried chipotle chiles
two habanero peppers (really fucken hotte)
two long light-green chiles (not hotte)
four long red chiles (kind of hotte)
shitteloads of garlic cloves
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon ground coriander
tablespoon dried oregano
two bay leaves
one pint veal or chicken stock
half cup Bulleit rye
half cup dry white wine
one pound tomatillos
half medium white onion
fucketonnes of cilantro
fresh corn tortillas
savoy cabbage
queso fresco

Dried and fresh chiles for the braising.

Nine garlic cloves for the braising.

Cumin, coriander, oregano, and bay leaves for the braising.

Bring a few cups of water to a boil, add the dried chiles after seeding and stemming them, turn off the heat, and steep for a half hour, stirring occasionally. Remove the reconstituted chiles from the steeping liquid and put in the blender. Add one habanero chile and the red long chiles (after seeding and stemming), and the nine garlic cloves. Add about one cup of the chile steeping liquid, and blend the living fucke out of it.

Add the stock, rye, wine, chile puree, and herbs/spices to your braising pot and bring to a boil. Add a little salt, but be careful, as the braising liquid is going to concentrate quite a bit.

Look at this beautiful butt! (No need to tie it, since you are going to pull it apart when it’s done, anyway. And this lets it cook faster and more evenly and render out more fat.)

Put the butt in the braising pot, cover, and turn the heat down to the lowest simmer. Allow to braise until falling-apart tender, close to four hours, turning and basting every so often.

Put the tomatillos, quartered half onion, six garlic cloves, and the seeded, stemmed, and halved long light-green chiles on a baking pan.

Broil until the tomatillos are completely cooked through and a little browned.

Put all the broiled shitte in the blender, add one seeded, stemmed habanero, a fucketonne of fresh cilantro leaves, and a pinch of salt, and blend the everloving fucke out of it. This is your tomatillo sauce for garnishing the tacos.

The fucken butt is DONE!

Reduce the shitte out of the braising liquid until it is suitable concentrated and extremely flavorful.

Pull apart the pork.

Add enough of the reduced braising liquid and stir in to make the pork nice and wet, but not sopping. Try to scoop in a decent amount of the rendered fat along with the liquid, as that shitte is infused with beautiful fucken flavor.


Warm the tortillas (we only use these) and plop on a generous dollop of braised pork butt.

Garnish and eat!


  1. TheGrinch says

    Damn you PP, this not the stuff one should read first thing in the office. Now I am all hungry! :(

  2. herp says

    I have scheduled this to be eaten this week! With a little modification, this can be an awesome chili starter too.

  3. mucklededun says

    This blogge sucks major ass. You are a disgrace to the blogging community. Yankees suck.
    That being said, I do enjoy these food posts. Keep up the good work.

  4. blindrobin says

    This blogge is quite entertaining in it’s own idiosyncratic way. The food posts are very good even if a bit ‘gentrified’. I could care less about beisbol and don’t get sports fandom much unless you have some personal investment in the outcomes. Your tortilleria looks OK, but then I live in [a quite large city in SE Texas] where we have such in great abundance and variety with distinct regional cuisines.

  5. mucklededun says

    From CPP April 28, 2012 at 5:26 am:

    I even enjoy it immensely when
    dumshittes come to my blogge and leave comments
    telling me how much it suckes complete total asse
    and is a disgrace to bloggeing or whatever…

    I thought it was like a secret password or something.
    The ‘Yankees suck’ bit–I meant that.

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