• 10 New Mexico dried chilis
  • 4 Japones chilis (can substitute with Guajillo chilis for less spice)
  • 3 cups water
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large yellow onion, cut into quarters
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 lb organic pork shoulder


Use a small knife to cut each chili in half lengthwise. Pull the chilies open to remove the stem and seeds. Reserve a pinch of the seeds if you want to add more heat later.

Add the chilies to a small saucepan with 3 cups of water, garlic, onions and spices. Bring to a boil. Remove pan from heat and let cool for about 10 minutes.

Add chilies, garlic and onion to a blender with 2 cups of water from the saucepan. Puree until completely smooth. If you want to add more heat, add a few of the seeds to the blender and puree again until smooth.

Place the pork shoulder into a crock pot. Pour the chili sauce over the pork and set the crock pot to low for 7-8 hours.

Using a fork, shred the pork. It should shred very easily. Stir the sauce well with the shredded pork and serve warm.