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Chicharrones en Salsa Roja

Chicharrones en salsa roja (pork cracklins in red salsa) is a delicious, flavorful and easy meal that everyone will love.

Serve it with beans and warm corn tortillas to make it a complete meal.

chicharrones en salsa roja on a white plate with tortillas behind it

What do I need to make pork cracklings in red salsa?

  • Pork cracklings
  • Roma tomatoes
  • Part of a white onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Serrano pepper
  • Morita pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil
chicharrones in a bowl

How to make it

Preheat the oven to 500.

In a pan over medium heat toast the morita pepper on both sides. This will take about two minutes.

Transfer the pepper to a blender.

toasting morita pepper

Place the tomatoes, piece of onion, garlic cloves and serrano pepper on a foil lined baking sheet.

Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove the onion, serrano pepper and garlic cloves. Return the tomatoes to the oven and continue cooking for another 8 minutes.

Peel the garlic cloves and add them to the blender along with the onion and serrano pepper.

Once the tomatoes are done add them to the blender as well. Add about 1/2 tsp of salt to the blender.

Then blend until smooth.

roasted salsa ingredients

Heat up some oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Once hot add the salsa and cook for about 5 minutes.

red salsa for chicharrones.

Then add the chicharrones to the salsa and cook for a few minutes. Then remove from heat. The pork cracklings will soften quickly.

Taste for salt and add a little more if needed.

Serve with warm corn tortillas.

chicharrones in red salsa in a skillet

Where can I find chicharrones?

You can find chicharrones at your local carnicería. You can also use the prepackaged chicharrones that you find at any grocery store usually in the chip aisle.

For this recipe I used the prepackaged chicharrones.

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Pork cracklings in red salsa on a white plate
Pork cracklings in red salsa on a white plate
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Chicharrones en Salsa Roja

Chicharrones en salsa roja or pork rinds in red salsa are a delicious and easy meal that can be served with beans and warm corn tortillas.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicharrones en salsa roja, pork rinds in red salsa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 314 kcal
Author Carissa

Ingredients

  • 3.5 oz chicharrones
  • 6 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 of a white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 1 morita pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tbs vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 500.

  2. In a pan over medium heat toast the morita pepper on both sides. This will take about 1-2 minutes. Transfer the pepper to the blender.

  3. Place the tomatoes, piece of onion, garlic cloves and serrano pepper on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes.

  4. Remove the piece of onion, serrano pepper and garlic cloves. Return the tomatoes to the oven and bake for 8 more minutes.

  5. Peel the garlic cloves and add them to the blender along with the piece of onion and serrano pepper.

  6. Once the tomatoes are done transfer them to the blender along with the 1/2 tsp of salt. Blend until smooth.

  7. Heat up the oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Once hot add the salsa and cook for about 5 minutes.

  8. Add the chicharrones to the salsa and cook for a few minutes. Then remove from heat.

  9. Taste for salt and add more if needed.

  10. Serve with warm corn tortillas.

Nutrition Facts
Chicharrones en Salsa Roja
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 1504mg65%
Potassium 482mg14%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 1603IU32%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Rosie Sanchez-Oswald

Saturday 29th of January 2022

Your recipies are spot on. I wrote down all my moms recipes down to share with my two girls. Mexican cuisine is great.

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