1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
1 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
2 cups chopped tomatillos (about 8 ounces)
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes (about 8 ounces)
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 cups hot cooked instant rice
How to Make It
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Add pork; toss well. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray. Add pork; sauté 3 minutes. Remove pork from pan; keep warm.
Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 30 seconds. Add tomatillos; sauté 1 minute. Add pork; cover and cook 10 minutes or until pork is done. Add tomatoes and cilantro; cover and cook for 1 minute. Serve with rice.
Made to recipe except used fresh garlic instead of bottled. Instead of instant rice, made simple (no tomato) black-beans-and-rice. Had Sunset's spicy avocado poblano salad while the pork was simmering. Very good dinner.
My husband LOVED this dish. Even more than the pork chile verde I make, which takes at least three hours. My kids love this one too and have for years. My oldest daughter, who's a graduate student now, makes this for herself now because she gets cravings for it.
This recipe is a standing favorite in our house, and we make it often and serve over white rice. I make it exactly as the recipe states and it is quick and easy and SO tasty. I absolutely fell in love with tomatillos when I first made this dish.
My husband and I both rated this recipe a ten on taste. Even better, the most time consuming part of the recipe was cooking the rice. In the ten minutes that the pork simmered, I had the kitchen clean and table set.
My supermarket did not have fresh tomatillos, so I substituted green salsa as suggested in a previous review. Tomatoes are also not in season, so I used an assortment of fresh sweet Italian peppers and served over rice. This was a very easy, tasty dish. Perfect for a weeknight dinner. I will definitely make this again.