This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"Spice is life. It depends upon what you like... have fun with it. Yes, food is serious, but you should have fun with it."
-Emeril Lagasse, Chef
I first had this meal in a small family owned Mexican restaurant in California. I am a fan of green sauces and when I ate the pork stew I knew that I needed to recreate this recipe. Itís fresh and healthy with great veggies and lean pork. Best of all itís so simple -- 5 minutes of prep and an hour later you have dinner.
Cumin is a thin spindle shaped seed that resembles a caraway seed. It has been used as a spice for millennia. When the spice is ground, it has a slightly hot, piquant flavor that is used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Spanish and Asian cuisines. It was imported to the Americas and is a staple in Mexican and South American recipes.
A little goes a long way and too much can quickly overpower a dish. As with any spice, buying whole seeds and grinding them results in a much fresher flavor.
Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 2 cups
Cooking Time = 60 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.
This recipe makes great leftovers.
Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Plain Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes or Dirty Rice or Yam Home Fries or Yam Home Fries - Low Sodium Version or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Thick Cut Yam Fries or Thick Cut Yam Fries - Low Sodium Version or Brown and Wild Rice or Brown Rice or Mashed Parsnips
|1/2 large||green bell pepper (chopped)|
|1 medium||white onion (chopped)|
|2 tsp||dried oregano leaves|
|1 tsp||ground cumin|
|1/8 tsp||cayenne pepper|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|16 ounces||lean pork loin (cut into 1/2 - 3/4 inch cubes)|
Preheat the oven to 325įF.
Place the tomatillos, green bell pepper, onion, oregano, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper in a blender and puree until smooth.
Place the pork and the green sauce in a medium stock pot or dutch oven. Stir well. Place the pot in the oven and cook for 1 hour. Serve over rice.
Serving size = about 2 cups
Servings = 4
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 226||Calories from Fat 78|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 9g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 10g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||13%|
|Vitamin A 5%||Vitamin C 46%|
|Calcium 3%||Iron 12%|
|Vitamin K 16 mcg||Potassium 862 mg|
|Magnesium 55 mg|