Braised Pork Chops with Tomatillo Sauce

Estofado Verde

Preparation info
  • 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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Lucila Zárate de Fuentes shared this useful dish. The Mediterranean accents like capers and almonds are typical in much Oaxaca City cooking.


  • 1 cup sesame seeds (about 5 ounces)
  • 2 pounds tomatillos, with


Place the sesame seeds in a heavy medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Toast just until golden (about 3 minutes), stirring constantly and shaking the pan; immediately scrape out into a small bowl and set aside.

Griddle-roast the tomatillos by the directions. Set aside in a bowl to catch the juices. Roast the onions and garlic in the same manner