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 deli
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 4 large 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 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
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Slice pork chops into strips, and season with pepper, garlic powder and seasoning salt. Squeeze lime juice over pieces.
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.
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.
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.