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The Sloppy Jo

Recipe from: Sloppi Jo's Roving Eatery

Roll on down to Las Vegas to really heat things up at the Sloppi Jo's truck whose concept revolves around one special ingredient, the New Mexican hatch chilli that's used in every dish.

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10 pounds pork shoulder-butt
Red chili sauce (see below)
Fried egg
Pickled onions (see below)
Flour tortillas

Cube the pork shoulder, cutting off access fat. Lay pork on a sheet pan and salt both sides of the pork. Submerge pork in red chile sauce and cover pan with foil. Bake the pork at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 3 hours. Remove foil and cook for another 30 minutes. The pork should be very tender and easy to pull when done.

Serve pork in a bowl topped with fried egg and pickled onions. The flour tortilla is to be served warm on the side.


1-1/2 cups red chilis
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1-1/2 cups orange juice (no pulp)
6 cups warm water

Combine ingredients. Simmer for 25 minute on low heat until desired consistency.


Orange juice from 5 large oranges
Lime juice from 4 limes
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 jalapeno, diced and seeds removed
5 yellow onions, sliced

Combine juices, sugar, salt and jalapeno.

Shock the onions in boiling water for 15 seconds, then put directly into juice mixture. Let sit for at least 2 hours.

Yield: 20 servings