Pork Tenderloin in Tomatillo Sauce

barbara lentz


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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45 Min
2 Hr
Stove Top



  • 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
  • 1 bottle
    dos equis beer
  • 2 tsp
  • PORK

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

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

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

How to Make Pork Tenderloin in Tomatillo Sauce


  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.

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About Pork Tenderloin in Tomatillo Sauce

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

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