3 lb pork tenderloin, cut in ½? thick slices
3 white (or black) peppercorns
¼ c canola or olive oil
½ white onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
6 serrano chilis, seeded sliced
3 tomatillos, fresh and peeled
2 tsp salt
1 c toasted pumpkin seeds
2 tsp fresh basil
3 c chicken broth
2 T fresh cilantro
Preheat a large saucepan with oil over high heat. Cook in 2 batches, if
necessary. Sauté pork slices over high heat 3-4 min., until pork is tender but
slightly firm inside. Reduce heat, add garlic, onion, chili peppers and salt.
In blender, combine tomatillos, pumpkin seeds, peppercorns, cilantro and
basil with chicken broth until smooth. Strain purée and mix with pork and
remaining ingredients. Cook over very low heat 12-15 min., stirring frequently.
Serve immediately with rice and tortillas.
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