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Basic Burritos

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  Lean boneless pork 1 Pound, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1 inch chunks (Butt / Shoulder)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Dried chilies/3 tablespoons ground chili powder 4 Large (New Mexico / California)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced / pressed
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried oregano leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Flour tortillas 6

Place meat in a 2- to 3-quart pan over medium-high heat and add water.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer until meat is tender (about 1 hour).
Skim off excess fat.
Remove stems and seeds from chiles, break into pieces, and whirl in a blender until finely ground.
Add to pork along with garlic, salt, oregano, and vinegar.
Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens (about 35 minutes).
Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil and heat in a 350° oven until hot or wrap in plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 30 to 45 seconds.
To serve, spoon pork filling down center of each tortilla and add garnishes as desired.
Lap ends of tortilla over filling and fold sides to center, or simply roll up.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1591 Calories from Fat 763

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 85 g130.7%

Saturated Fat 26.8 g133.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 272.2 mg90.7%

Sodium 3180 mg132.5%

Total Carbohydrates 99 g32.9%

Dietary Fiber 7 g27.8%

Sugars 6.4 g

Protein 105 g210.4%

Vitamin A 25.2% Vitamin C 9.2%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 52%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Burritos Recipe