Stacked Tortilla Pie with Carnitas Recipe

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Stacked Tortilla Pie with Carnitas
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  1. Trim and discard excess fat from pork. Cut pork into 1/2-inch cubes.
  2. In a 5- to 6-quart pan, combine pork, onion, garlic, cumin seed, and 1/2 cup broth. Cover, bring to a boil over high heat, and cook 10 minutes. Then boil, uncovered, stirring often as liquid evaporates and a brown film forms on pan bottom, 5 to 12 minutes. Add another 1/2 cup broth, stir browned bits free, and stir often until liquid evaporates again, 3 to 6 minutes. Add 1 can red chili sauce and stir browned bits free, then reduce the heat to simmering and cover.
  3. Meanwhile, remove seeds and veins from chilies, then rinse and finely chop.
  4. Add corn and red bell pepper to pork. Then stir in chilies to taste. Simmer until meat is tender enough to pull apart, about 1 1/4 hours total; stir often. Remove from heat and mix in chopped cilantro. Add salt to taste.
  5. Pour remaining red chili sauce into a rimmed pan (at least 10 in. wide). Dip 1 tortilla in sauce, turning to coat each side, and lay in a round casserole or ovenproof platter, 12 to 14 inches wide. Cover tortilla with about 1/7 (about 1 cup) of the pork sauce. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup Mexican cheese blend and 2 tablespoons cotija cheese. Repeat steps, ending with a tortilla on top. If making up to 1 day ahead, cover and chill pie, remaining chili sauce, and the cheeses separately.
  6. Bake tortilla pie, covered, in a 350° oven for 25 minutes (1 hour if chilled). Uncover and continue to bake until hot in center (140° on a thermometer), about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining Mexican cheese blend and bake until it melts, about 5 minutes longer.
  7. Meanwhile, peel, pit, and slice avocado. Also heat remaining chili sauce. Drizzle about 1/4 cup of the sauce over the tortilla pie. Garnish with avocado slices, remaining cotija cheese, and cilantro sprigs. Cut into wedges. Offer remaining chili sauce to spoon onto portions to taste.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 7858.65 Kcal (32903 kJ)
Calories from fat 3591.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 399g 614%
Cholesterol 769.52mg 257%
Sodium 4179.27mg 174%
Potassium 13765.15mg 293%
Total Carbs 751.68g 251%
Sugars 38.77g 155%
Dietary Fiber 42.58g 170%
Protein 279.78g 560%
Vitamin C 343.7mg 573%
Vitamin A 6.8mg 227%
Iron 131.2mg 729%
Calcium 1942mg 194%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 269.25 Kcal (1127 kJ)
Calories from fat 123.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.67g 614%
Cholesterol 26.36mg 257%
Sodium 143.19mg 174%
Potassium 471.62mg 293%
Total Carbs 25.75g 251%
Sugars 1.33g 155%
Dietary Fiber 1.46g 170%
Protein 9.59g 560%
Vitamin C 11.8mg 573%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 227%
Iron 4.5mg 729%
Calcium 66.5mg 194%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 189.6
  • 206

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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