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Tomatillo Chipotle Pork Chops

A classic Mexican pork dish made with "entomatado" a combination of tomatillos, onions and chipotle pepper. Easy and delicious. Serve with rice and beans.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 4 pork chops
Calories: 288kcal


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 pork chops with bones
  • 1 pound tomatillos peeled and washed
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Heat oil in a large pan or cazuela. Sear pork chops on both sides. They will change from pink to white and take on a golden color in some parts.
  • Cut small tomatillos in half. If you cannot find this size, use the bigger ones and cut them in quarters.
  • Add tomatillos, onion, chipotle peppers and salt to the pork chops.
  • Cover your pan or cazuela, lower the temperature and let cook on medium heat for 30 minutes. You do not need to add water, just stir from time to time to let the tomatillos take turns at the bottom of your pan or cazuela. You will know when it is cooked when the tomatillos change from vibrant green to olive green.



Nutrition Facts
Tomatillo Chipotle Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 288 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 695mg30%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 317IU6%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner, Pork
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: how to cook pork chops, mexican food recipes, recipes with tomatillos, what can I do with chipotle peppers
Author: Silvia


At first, you might feel the dish looks dry, but you will see how the tomatillos and onion begin to release their liquid and create a sauce. 
Serve with rice and beans.