Asado Verde Mexican recipe, Pork Loin in Poblano Sauce

Hi everyone! Today's recipe is another Mexican recipe, this one is so delicious, it's the perfect dish for any Special Occasion and it's also so easy to make that you can make it any day of the week.  I hope you give it a try!

Serves 5-6
  • 2lbs. Pork Loin cut into bite size pieces
  • ½ lb. Pork Ribs cut into small pieces.
  • 6-8 Tomatillos (green tomatoes)
  • 2 Poblano Peppers
  • 2-3 Jalapeño Peppers
  • 1 Large Avocado (or two small ones)
  • ¼ cup fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • Ground cummin to taste (optional)

Peel off the tomatillos, place them in a saucepan. Remove the stems from the poblano and the jalapeño peppers, place them in the same saucepan with the tomatillos, rinse them with warm water, then fill the saucepan with water, and cook these on high heat for about 10-15 minutes or until soft.
Place the tomatillos and peppers in a blender, add in the avocado, garlic, cilantro and one cup of water, season with salt, and pepper to taste, (add some cumin if you like) and blend on high for about 3-5 minutes or until you  get a very smooth sauce.

In a large pan, on medium-high heat, cook the meat and ribs for about 15 minutes or until slightly brown, don't forget to season the meat with salt and pepper to taste. (add one tablespoon of oil if necessary to brown the meat.)

After 15 minutes or so, pour the green sauce over meat, if you think the sauce is too thick feel free to add more water to it,  taste the flavor, add more salt and pepper if needed, give it a stir, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil, on medium heat.

Once the sauce is boiling, reduce the heat to low, and continue to simmer for another 15 more minutes or until the meat is tender.

After 15 minutes the meat should be completely cooked and tender, so you are ready to serve.  This dish goes great with white rice or with a creamy spaghetti.