Pork with Guajillo Sauce Recipe

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  1. Cook pork: Put pork, water, salt, and garlic in a 5- to 6-quart wide heavy pot and bring to a boil, skimming froth. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until all of water is evaporated, 1-1/2 to 2 hours, then continue to cook, allowing pork to fry in its own fat, turning occasionally, until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Make sauce while pork simmers: Cover whole tomatillos with water in a 2- to 3-quart saucepan and simmer, uncovered, turning over occasionally, until tender, 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. While tomatillos simmer, heat comal over moderate heat until hot, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Toast chiles, 2 or 3 at a time, pressing each with tongs and turning once, until color changes slightly (some will inflate), about 10 seconds per batch. Transfer as toasted to a bowl.
  5. Open chiles (wear protective gloves), discarding stems and seed cluster, then tear chiles into large pieces and put into a large bowl.
  6. Transfer tomatillos to a blender with a slotted spoon, then add 2 cups tomatillo-cooking water (if blender is too full, blend in batches), reserving remainder. Add chile pieces and salt and blend until very smooth, about 2 minutes (use caution when blending hot liquids).
  7. Heat sauce with pork: Add puree to browned pork in pot and bring to a simmer over moderate heat, stirring and scraping up brown bits from bottom of pot. Add oregano and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally and adding more tomatillo-cooking liquid or water if sauce becomes too thick, 10 minutes.
  8. Cooks' note: Pork (with sauce) can be made 1 day ahead and cooled completely, uncovered, then chilled, covered. Reheat, covered, over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally and adding more liquid if necessary.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 108.07 Kcal (452 kJ)
Calories from fat 6.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7g 1%
Sodium 1362.16mg 57%
Potassium 188.63mg 4%
Total Carbs 18.03g 6%
Sugars 2.74g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.45g 6%
Protein 4.13g 8%
Vitamin C 15.2mg 25%
Vitamin A 18.6mg 619%
Iron 2.4mg 14%
Calcium 67.5mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 32.42 Kcal (136 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.21g 1%
Sodium 408.7mg 57%
Potassium 56.6mg 4%
Total Carbs 5.41g 6%
Sugars 0.82g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0.44g 6%
Protein 1.24g 8%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 25%
Vitamin A 5.6mg 619%
Iron 0.7mg 14%
Calcium 20.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.9
  • 2

Good Points

  • low calorie,
  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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