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Costillas en Salsa Verde, or Ribs in Mexican Green Salsa, served on a blue plate with rice and green beans.
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Costillas en Salsa Verde

Costillas en Salsa Verde (or Pork Ribs in Mexican Salsa Verde) is a tasty and incredibly delicious dish. A perfect Sunday dinner with the family.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Mexican
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 134kcal



  • On a baking dish, add tomatillos, onion, serrano chiles, and garlic cloves. 
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil. 
  • Mix to coat all the ingredients. 
  • Place under the broil for 8-10 minutes, or until everything is roasted. 
  • Add the tomatillos, onion, serrano chiles, and garlic cloves to a blender. 
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Set aside until ready to use. 
  • Season one side of the ribs slices with salt.  
  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet. 
  • Add the ribs to the pan, seasoned side down. 
  • Sear ribs for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Add salt to the unseasoned side of the ribs. (The side facing up).
  • Turn the ribs and brown the other side. 
  • Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the salsa verde slowly, or it will splatter. 
  • Cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Add the chicken bouillon and water. 
  • Cover the skillet and cook for an additional 20 minutes. 
  • Add more water, if needed.
  • Serve with rice and veggies.



Make the salsa verde ahead of time to cut down on cooking time.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 21mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg