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Mexican Roasted Leg Of Pork In Adobo Sauce

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This is a great recipe for a large dinner party.
Ingredients
  Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Ancho chile 15 , stemmed and seeded
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), peeled and crushed
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Pork leg 6 Pound, boneless & tied with kitchen twine
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

1.Heat the water, vinegar, and the salt in a pot over high heat until it begins to boil.

2.Heat a frying pan over medium heat and toast each side of the ancho chiles for about 30 seconds.

3.Add the toasted chiles to the boiling water and cook until the chiles are soft. This should take about 15 minutes.

4.Remove the cooked chiles to a blender and add ΒΌ of the reserved liquid with the garlic. Puree until smooth and salt to taste.

5.Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

6.Make small cuts all over the pork leg then rub down generously with butter and then with the ancho chile mixture.

7.Place in a roasting pan and cook until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. The average time for a 6 lb pound pork leg is about 2 hours so adjust accordingly to weight.

8.When the pork leg is cooked allow it to sit for about 20 minutes before carving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Roasted
Ingredient: 
Meat, Pork
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
140 Minutes
Ready In: 
165 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Subtitle: 
Mexican Pierna De Cerdo Adobada
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