Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tortilla Soup with Pork and Squash


Tortilla Soup with Pork and Squash || Real Simple

Serves 6 | Hands-On Time: 15m | Total Time: 8hr 15m

1 2-1/2- to 3-pound boneless pork shoulder or butt, trimmed and cut in half
1 small butternut squash (about 1-1/2 pounds)—peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon chili powder
kosher salt
4 6-inch corn tortillas, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 tablespoon canola oil
sliced radishes, cilantro sprigs, and lime wedges, for serving

1. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the pork, squash, tomatoes (and their juices), jalapeño, garlic, chili powder, 4 cups water, and 1¼ teaspoons salt. Cover and cook until the pork is very tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 5 to 6 hours (this will shorten total recipe time).

2. Fifteen minutes before serving, heat oven to 450° F. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the tortillas with the oil and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Bake, tossing once, until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Transfer the pork to a medium bowl and, using 2 forks, shred the meat; return it to the slow cooker. Serve the soup with the tortilla strips, radishes, cilantro, and lime wedges.


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