Pork in Tomatillo Sauce

    45 minutes

    I love this Mexican meal of sauted pork with tomatillo sauce. If you cannot get tomatillos, green tomatoes are a good substitute, though not quite the same.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 boneless pork chops, fat trimmed and reserved
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
    • 1 lime, juiced
    • For the sauce
    • 10 tomatillos, husked and cut in half
    • 1 tomato, quartered
    • 2 jalapenos or green chillies, seeded and halved
    • chilli flakes to taste
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Slice pork chops into strips and season with pepper, garlic powder and salt. Squeeze lime juice over meat strips.
    2. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Add reserved fat and cook, stirring, until pan is coated. Remove fat and put the seasoned meat in the pan. Fry until browned, about 5 minutes.
    3. At the same time, make the sauce. Combine the tomatillos, tomato, jalapenos and chilli flakes in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and cook until soft. Drain excess liquid and transfer to a blender or food processor along with the garlic and salt. Blend until smooth.
    4. Pour sauce over the meat in the pan and simmer for 15 minutes to blend all of the flavours. Taste and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.

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    Something else. I have been using a recipe almost identical to this one for 25 years ! I put a pork roast into my crock pot and add the sauce( without cooking first) and cook on low until the roast is tender but not falling apart. Add some coriander-cook 15 min. more. Serve as a burrito filling, etc. Also excellent with scrambled eggs! I use fewer chillis, but I'm a wimp! First class recipe.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Something else. Pretty good. A little sweet for my tastes. Instead of cooking it in 2 separate pans, I cooked the pork in a cast iron frypan, removed it when done, and added the ingredients for the sauce to the frypan.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. Fast and easy, a delicious meal. I added one large green capsicum, in slices, to the pan to simmer with the meat and sauce and it came out great!  -  29 Sep 2008