Pork Tenderloin in Tomatillo Sauce

barbara lentz

By
@blentz8

These are awesome. The pork is so moist and the sauce makes a unique tasting taco. I made these with rice that I cooked in water and some of the tomatillo sauce which went excellent with the pork. Try this it's that good.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

TOMATILLO SAUCE

2 lb
tomatillos husks and core removed
1 large
jalapeno seeded
1 large
onion cut into wedges
8 large
clove garlic
handful of cilantro fresh
juice of one lemon
3/4 c
sugar
1 bottle
dos equis beer
2 tsp
salt

PORK

1 Tbsp
salt
1 tsp
each black pepper and cumin
2 lb
pork tenderloin cut into small cubes

CILANTRO LIME CREMA

1 c
crema or sour cream
1/2
lime juiced
1/4 c
fresh cilantro chopped

TO SERVE

small flour or corn shells, cooked rice, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheese, etc...

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place tomatillos, jalapenos, onion wedges, and garlic under broiler and broil 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Allow to cool for 20 minutes. Transfer the roasted vegetables and their juices to food processor. Add the cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Blend until well blended.
2
Add a bit of oil to large saucepan and work in batches to brown the pork on all sides.
3
Add the beer to pan and deglaze a bit. Add all pork to pan. Pour in the tomatillos mixture and add the sugar.
Bring to a boil. Reduce to low and simmer 2 hours.
4
To make the cilantro lime crema. mix all ingredients together and refrigerate to blend flavors.
5
Serve in tortillas and top with cilantro lime crema.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican