Chuletas de Puerco en Salsa(Pork Chops Braised in a Fresh Tomato Sauce)
Chuletas en salsa is one of the most simple and traditional dishes that reminds me of home. It's just like being in Mom's kitchen!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Total Time 1hour5minutes
1 1/2 to 2poundsbone in thin pork chops (4 chops)
3 to 4large roma tomatoesquartered
1large white onionsliced thin
2serrano chilesroughly chopped
2teaspoonschicken bouillon granules
Salt to taste
*1 medium white or sweet potatodiced and fried until crispy, optional
Cilantro for garnishoptional
Season the pork on both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder and cumin, set aside.
In a large skillet preheat 3 tablespoons of olive oil to medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. While pan heats up, in the blender, combine the tomatoes, 1/4 of onion, serrano peppers, garlic, bouillon, cumin, oregano, pepper, salt to taste and water. Blend on high until smooth, set aside.
Sear and brown the pork for 3 to 4 minutes per side or until nicely browned. Remove pork from skillet onto a plate. In that same skillet, add the sauce from blender, reduce heat to a simmer and let sauce cook for 6 to 8 minutes. Taste for salt.
Add the pork back into the sauce, top with onions and cilantro, cover partially with lid and continue cooking for 25 to 30 minutes. Before serving, fold in the cooked potato if using, cook just until warm. You want the sauce to reduce and thicken. Serve with rice, beans and warm tortillas. Yields 4 servings
If you would like to switch out the pork for chicken, that is easy! Pound out a few boneless chicken breast or thighs. Follow instructions as written. The breast will cook in half the time.