Heritage pork cheeks are slow-roasted with tomatoes, onions, peaches and chipotle and served with long-simmered charro beans and vegetable escabèche..
Melt 1 tablespoon leaf lard (substitute bacon grease) in a Dutch oven. Add trimmed pork cheeks and turn to coat lightly with melted fat, then season with salt, pepper and chipotle powder. Cover with a mixture of chopped onions, tomatoes and garlic and pour in just a little water. Seal the lid and cook until the pork is tender, about 90 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked pork to a platter, then place the Dutch oven on the burner over medium-low heat, add chopped peaches and a teaspoon of molasses and cook until thickened, about 30 minutes. Return the pork to the pot and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with charro beans and vegetable escabèche.