Green Tomato Sauce









I have a huge amount of green tomatoes still pretending to ripen in my pantry. I had a hankering for pork chops with Salsa Verde so figured instead of tomatillos I could use some green tomatoes. Typically this is made with jalapeno or serrano peppers, I felt the  need for dried gaujillo chilis.This is for a large batch of sauce that can be used for enchiladas, salsa, in rice  or to cook browned meat in like pork chops.

Mexican Style Salsa Verde

3 lb               Green tomatoes chopped or tomatillos

1 large          white or yellow onion

6-8 cloves    garlic cloves

2-4                  fresh jalapeno (or 4-5 toasted seeded dried ancho or gaujillo chiles)


1 lg. bunch     cilantro

1-2  pinch         ground clove

salt and pepper


Place tomatoes, onion, garlic and chilis in large pot and cover with water just until top of tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 30-40 min. remove from heat and allow to cool. Once cool enough chop cilantro and mix into pot. Using a blender or food processor puree mix in batches. Season with salt, pepper and clove.

If you wish to serve with pork chops, sear bone in pork chops in hot pan so brown on both sides. place in pan and cover with sauce and bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 min. serve with rice.

sauce can be used as salsa or can be cooked more after puree to intensify flavors.









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I was in the food biz for over 20 years and still love food more than ever. I knit, create, write, mother, date, live and get angry. All I share here and hopefully with some kick ass pics to boot.
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