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Conchinita Pibil – Barbecued Pork Tacos

Conchinita Pibil is a Mexican, slow roasted pork dish. It originates from the Yucatán Península, and it’s loaded with flavor. It’s the recipe I’ve chosen to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with!

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I love Mexican food. To be honest, I love all food, but I love Mexican more than any other. I dream of the day Mr. Ortega will ask for my hand in marriage, because then I can have tacos day and night.

Seriously, though. I want tacos – every single day. That may be the most awesome idea ever. Mexican food just screams layers of succulent flavor in every bite, and lucky for me, Cinco de Mayo is mañana – that’s tomorrow!

Imagine my excitement when, while standing in line at the grocery checkout, I saw a magazine dedicated to Mexican recipes. It doesn’t take much to excite me, I know. I bought it without even looking at the price. Every page was filled with traditional Mexican recipes and the most beautiful and rustic photos I had ever seen. Chorizo for breakfast – yes please. Ancho chile rubbed steaks, make that two. And real smoker recipes that made me think that I must be in heaven.

So grab a Dos Equis, and let’s pretend we’re in a world far away, with delicious Conchinita Pibil, great Mexican music, and lots of culture.

Felize Cinco de Mayo!

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What are your plans for Cinco de Mayo? Making any good food or drinks? Please tell me that you’ll try Conchinita Pibil next year!

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PS. My spell check is exploding… lol.




Friday 29th of May 2015

Chochinita Pibil. No n.

Something to try next time: Banana leaves - no need to soak, just drag them over an open flame on both sides until they get soft and slack.

Also, try it in a slow cooker. I haven't ever made it with so little liquid and spice. More of it equals some delicious sauce.


Wednesday 4th of May 2011

For Cinco De mayo we are having mexican feast at work to raise money for our Holiday party. This meal looks super good!


Wednesday 4th of May 2011

These look fabulous! Then again, any recipe that involves some form of smoked pork is an instant hit at my house. :) I'm hoping we're in for some warmer, dryer weather soon so I can finally bust out the smoker for the season... and when that happens, you can be this recipe will be first on the list of things to make!


Wednesday 4th of May 2011

I love me some Mexican too! If I had to eat one kind of food for the rest of my life it would be Mexican..hands down!

This pork looks fantastic! I always like shredded meat in my Mexican more than ground.

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Wednesday 4th of May 2011

Yum, mouthwatering, as your posts always are. Looks delicious. We settled on Enchiladas but I considered Carne Asada... might do it later this month. I love me some MExican!