Monday, September 19, 2005

blue artemis' Mancha Manteles

Mancha Manteles translates to "stains the tablecloth," don't ask, my grandma named it. I have modified it from the original for the lazy (like me).
  • 2-3 pounds pork meat
  • 2 large onions
  • 7-8 medium potatoes peeled and sliced (about 1/4 in)
  • salt
  • apple cider vinegar
  • 1 jar Rick Bayless Chipotle Salsa or Trader Joe's Chipotle salsa
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (peeled).
Fry the pork meat in a big stew pot. Salt to taste. Slice the onions, throw them in while the meat is cooking. When the meat is almost done and the onions are soft, throw in the potatoes and garlic. Let this cook for about 30 minutes. Then throw in some apple cider vinegar (about 1 to 1/2 cups). After you have stirred this in, throw in the entire jar of salsa. I usually let this all cook for about 1-2 hours. It gets soft, and orangey colored. It is very spicy, but tastes really good.


Anonymous said...

This sounds excellent! I have another pork-and-salsa recipe but this sounds even zingier! And has potatoes.

bibliosylph said...

This turned out really well, está muy bien. It's spicy, but not too much for most of the kids, except the one who's just generally pickier than the rest. I could not find those brands of chipotle salsa, but used the brand Essensia, which is the premium store label at Acme and Albertson's.

The Hizzy said...

This is CRACK. (Oh, and this is Britomart.) This is so good. I don't know whether to recommend this or warn against it. The meat is so tender, you hardly need chew it. And it's spicy & tangy & delicious. And addictive.

I used the salsa I posted, so I was able to keep it to my accepted level of hotness. I also had some string beans in the house that were danger of going unused & threw those in.

But really, it's the vinegar tang & the pork that makes this, so as long as it's a salsa you like & you follow the directions, I'm sure you'll be golden.

And addicted. Don't forget my warning!