Pork Carne Guisada

1 1b pork butt
1 large onion
3 cloves garlic
2 Tbl flour
1/4 oz chile de arbol pods
1 Tsp cumin seeds
2 jalapeno peppers
2 whole, canned tomatoes
12-14 oz beef stock
bacon grease or lard
black pepper
flour tortillas
De-seed the chiles. Slice the pork into thick strips. Pulverize the garlic. De-seed the jalapeno peppers and chop them finely. Slice the onion into half-moon shapes. Chop the tomatoes. Warm the chiles and cumin in a skillet. With a coffee grinder, process the chiles and cumin seed into a fine powder.

In a Dutch oven, sear the pork strips in hot lard. With a slotted spoon, remove the pork and discard the grease. Saute the onions with a little salt in fresh lard until soft. Add the jalapeno peppers and saute for a few minutes. Return the pork to the pot.

Sprinkle in the flour. Stir to combine. Stir in the ground chiles and cumin. Throw in the garlic and tomatoes. Add enough beef stock to cover the mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir the pot until the ingredients are well-incorporated. Bring the liquids to a hard-boil, cover, cut the heat to a slow simmer and braise for 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Stir the pot - on occasion. Serve the Carne Guisada in small bowls with flour tortillas on the side.

2 Tbl of tomato puree or 1 Tbl paste can be substituted for the whole canned tomatoes. New Mexican chiles can be substituted for the chile de arbol pods.