Oaxacan Costillas De Puerco En Chile Pasilla

Recipe by Elmotoo
READY IN: 1hr 30mins


  • 8
    medium tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2
    pasilla chiles, stemmed and seeded
  • 1
    garlic clove, peeled
  • 1
    small white onion, quartered
  • 6
    large pork chops
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2
    cups water or 2 cups stock
  • 2
    large potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick


  • Boil the tomatillos in lightly salted water until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  • Soak the chilies in boiling water to cover for 20 minutes. Drain.
  • Put the tomatillos and chilies in the blender with 1 cup of the water or stock, the garlic and the onion. Puree.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and brown the chops on both sides over medium heat.
  • Add the puree and cook for 5 minutes. Add the stock and the potatoes, salt to taste and cook covered over a low heat until the chops are tender, about 45 minutes.