Recipe By trooworld
Published Feb 1st
Prep 15m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 55m
Servings 4 servings Calories 194.8

This delicious tomatillo-based sauce can be made with beef, pork or chicken though it is traditionally served with pork. Unfortunately, I don’t have precise measurements of the seasonings, but do some tasting along the way! Serve it over rice for a delicious Mexican dish!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 large boneless pork chops, fat trimmed and reserved
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt, or to taste
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 10 tomatillos, husked and cut in half
  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved
  • 3 dried red chile peppers, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Slice pork chops into strips, and season with pepper, garlic powder and seasoning salt. Squeeze lime juice over pieces.
  2. 2 Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 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. 3 At the same time, make the green sauce. Combine the tomatillos, tomato, jalapenos, and dried chilies in a saucepan. Bring to a 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. 4 Pour sauce over the meat in the pan, and simmer for 15 minutes to blend all of the flavors. Taste, and adjust salt and pepper if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 194.8
  • Carbohydrate 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol 40.8 mg
  • Fat 13.2 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 11.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.7 g
  • Sodium 433.9 mg
  • Sugar 4.1 g

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  1. Really fast and easy to make. It was too sour for me so I will not make again.
  2. I am giving this recipe 5 stars because I read the reviews and actually made this with a bit of trepidation. I wasn't sure what to expect. I used tomatillos and jalapenos from my garden but when I went to go get a tomato it just wasn't quite ripe enough so I used part of - Read more ...
  3. Wonderful recipe. I put six pork chops in a slow cooker with the sauce and cooked for about six hours. The meat just fell apart and became a wonderful filler for tortillas. For the sauce I used one can of tomatillas one jar of salsa verde and one can of diced tomatoes as the base. - Read more ...
  4. My family absolutely loved this I wouldn't change a thing. I used canned tomatillos and tomatoes as that's what I had on hand. The sauce is very versatile and it would be a great topping for smothered burritos. 4/25/06- I had to edit the review to add that I made the sauce and poured over - Read more ...
  5. This was good but I think would be better done in the crockpot so the meat is more tender. The sauce is excellent and has the perfect amount of spice. Will definitely be making this again. I might try with beef and use for taco filling. Thanks for the recipe.
  6. Outstanding! The only change I made was to use a small can of sliced mild jalapenos and a shake of red pepper flakes (I can't bring myself to prepare fresh chiles since I got chile juice in my eye a few years ago). The tomatillo sauce though amazingly delicious was still a little too spicy - Read more ...
  7. Very good pretty easy and quick. The pork was still a little tough. It would be better if it were cooked longer. I used canned diced tomatoes instead of fresh more garlic powder and some onion flakes. Also I used vegetable oil instead of the pork fat which was easier and did not seem to - Read more ...
  8. 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 cilantro-cook 15 min. more. Serve as a burrito filling etc. - Read more ...
  9. Pretty good. A little sweet for my tastes. Instead of cooking it in 2 separate pans I cooked the pork in a cast iron skillet removed it when done and added the ingredients for the sauce to the skillet.
  10. Fast and easy a delicious meal. I added one large green bell pepper in slices to the pan to simmer with the meat and sauce and it came out great!