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Pork Ribs
in Green Salsa

This is a typical dish of the Mexican home cuisine. It is a perfect plate to prepare in meals and family gatherings. This stew consists of the exquisite combination of pork ribs with green salsa. Basically what you will have on your table is the strong and smoky flavor of the ribs with the spicy and fresh flavor of the green salsa – a flavor that you will never forget.

What is interesting about this dish, is that the ribs become
juicier thanks to the green salsa that covers them and the best is that while they are eaten, the salsa will keep bathing and covering the ribs with its unbeatable flavor.

This dish can be served on a
white rice bed and accompanied with some refried beans. Or if a lighter accompaniment is preferred, it can be served with steamed vegetables or with a cactus paddle salad.

About the Recipe

  • In this recipe many activities will be performed, the good news it that they are not difficult to make.
  • We recommend buying pork ribs with bone so the dish looks more appetizing.
  • The recipe is given with 1 jalapeno pepper however 2 serrano peppers could also be used.
  • If a pressure cooker is used in this recipe, the preparation time will reduce significantly.
  • The preparation time is long, of , since it takes a while to cook the pork.
  • This recipe is for 4 persons.


  • 2.2 lbs of Pork Ribs with bones
  • 8 Tomatillos (14.1 oz)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (.5 oz)
  • 3/4 of an Onion (3.7 oz)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (.2 oz)
  • 2 Coriander sprigs (.7 oz)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Pepper to taste
  • 3/4 of a tablespoon of Salt

  • Cookware

  • 2 Saucepans
  • 1 Saucepan Lid
  • 1 Frying Pan
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Colander
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Kitchen Spoon
  • 1 Turner
  • 1 Knife

  • Directions

    Cook the Pork Ribs

    1. Cut into small chunks 2.2 lbs of pork ribs with bones. Upon completion put them in a saucepan.
    2. Also add in the saucepan:
    • 1/2 Onion (2.4 oz).
    • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz).
    • 2 Bay Leaves.
    • The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.
    • 1/2 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. When it boils reduce to medium heat, cover the saucepan and leave the pork ribs cooking in the boiling water for approximately 1 hour, until they are well cooked.

    Make sure that the pork is always covered with water because it will consume. If scum accumulates on the surface remove it.

    If the pork ribs are cooked in a pressure cooker, they will be ready in about 30 minutes.

    While the Pork is Ready the Salsa...

    1. Put in another saucepan:
    • 8 Tomatillos.
    • 1 Jalapeno Pepper.
    • The enough Water to cover all the ingredients.

    1. Bring the saucepan water to a boil over high heat.
    2. Leave the saucepan ingredients cooking in the boiling water for about 5 minutes, until the tomatillos turn to a lighter color.

    Don’t cook the tomatillos for a long time, because its skin breaks and its flavor becomes bitter.

    1. Transfer from the saucepan to a blender, with a kitchen spoon, the tomatillos and the chili that were cooked.
    2. Also add in the blender:
    • 1/4 of an Onion (1.2 oz).
    • 1 Garlic clove (.1 oz).
    • 2 Coriander sprigs.
    • Pepper to taste.
    • 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.

    1. Blend very well the ingredients, then set aside.

    1 hour later...

    1. Verify that the pork ribs that were left cooking are well cooked and soft; if not cook them for a longer time.
    2. Take from the saucepan the pork ribs, with the kitchen spoon, put them in a colander and remove the water excess; then set aside.
    3. Heat in a frying pan over medium heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
    4. Put in the frying pan the pork ribs that were cooked and fry them for about 4 minutes, until they are lightly fried; stir regularly.
    5. Add in the frying pan the green salsa that was blended.
    6. Mix the frying pan ingredients and cook them for about 6 minutes, until the salsa thickens; stir occasionally.

    Enjoy A Delicious
    Combination of Flavors

    Pork Ribs in Green Salsa

    Tip: When this dish is served is very important to have corn tortillas on the table.

    Variation: If you like the flavor of the green salsa combined with the pork – taste the green enchiladas with pork.

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    Additional Info

    If you need fresh tomatillos to make the salsa buy these ones because they will arraive fresh to your home and they are of very good quality.

    Sometimes the bay leaves are difficult to get, but you no longer have to worry about that because you can buy them here and the best is that they are organic.

    Your dish is very Mexican, therefore you have to serve it on a very Mexican plate.

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