Mexican Style Pork in Peanut Sauce (Cerdo encacahuatado)

I know peanut sauces are often associated with south asian recipes, although peanuts have originated in America. Mexican cuisine also sometimes uses them too. Here is a delicious pork recipe served with a mexican style peanut sauce with chiles… something different to try!

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Recipe for Pork in mexican peanut sauce


* Peanut Oil for frying
* 3 lb. pork tenderloins
* Black pepper to taste
* 1 onion
* 3 red tomatoes
* 5 green tomatoes
* 3 pasilla chiles
* 5 ancho chiles previously soaked in hot water
* 4 cloves of garlic
* 2 cups peanuts, roasted
* 1 cup chicken broth
* 3 chipotle peppers in Adobo, from the can
* Cilantro leaves to decorate
* White rice to accompany


1) Season the meat with salt, pour the oil in a frying pan, heat it up then sear the meat on all sides, season with a little pepper.

2) Meanwhile, in another pan we roast the vegetables: green tomatoes, red tomatoes and chiles, then remove the insides and seeds. Soak the dry chiles in hot water and when the chiles are tender blend everything with a little chicken broth.

3) Fry the peanuts in another pan with the garlic and coarsely chopped onions. Pour the mixture over and blend once more.

4) Heat oil and fry the peanut sauce. Season and add the meat. Serve accompanied by rice.

When serving, ladle this mexican peanut sauce then decorate with some peanuts, then arrange a few cilantro leaves over everything.

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