Tomasita’s keeps tradition alive with New Mexican recipes and ingredients

Using recipes that have been handed down for generations, Tomasita’s is distinctly New Mexican. The restaurant is now in its third generation of family ownership and is one of Santa Fe’s oldest restaurants.

The Maryol and Gundrey family has maintained a commitment to the recipes and ingredients of New Mexico, making Tomasita’s a local favorite since 1974. Tomasita’s owner George Gundrey visited the set to show us his carne adovada recipe.

Carne Adovada

  • diced pork
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • raw red chile paste
  • water
  • salt
  • granulated garlic
  • whole Mexican oregano (Sysco brand)

Brown the pork in olive oil stirring constantly and brown until all water is gone and some pieces are seared. Mix all salt and spices with raw chile paste in a separate pot. Pour chile with spices into Pyrex pan. Add water to the appropriate thickness. Let marinate for two hours. Bake at 350 degrees until it is almost falling apart.

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