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Pork Backbone in Pasilla Sauce

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We tell you how to make this recipe for Pork Backbone in Pasilla Sauce, one of the most delicious, economical Mexican stews that you can accompany with small potatoes or cactus.

It is important that you use backbone because this bone gives a lot of flavor since it's the bone of the spine that goes from the neck to the tail. Accompany this easy recipe with pinto beans, white rice and warm potatoes.


4 portions
  • 2 liters Water
  • 1 kilo Spine of Pig
  • 1 onion
  • 1 head garlic
  • enough salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetal oil, for the sauce
  • 1/4 onions, for the sauce
  • 2 garlic, for the sauce
  • 4 tomatoes, for the sauce, cut in quarters
  • 2 tomatoes, for the sauce, cut in quarters
  • 6 pasilla chili peppers, for the sauce
  • 1 branch epazote, for the sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetal oil
  • 1 1/2 cups nopal, Cooked
  • enough pinto beans, To accompany
  • enough corn tortilla, handmade, to accompany


In a pot over medium heat with water, cook the pork backbone with onion, garlic and salt for 1 hour or until smooth. Remove the meat and reserve the cooking liquid.
In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil, fry the onion, garlic, tomatoes, tomatoes and pasilla chili until the vegetables are soft. Fill with 2 cups of the cooking broth, the epazote and cook for 10 more minutes. Chill lightly and liquefy.
In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil over medium heat, fry the meat until golden brown on all sides.
Pour the pasilla sauce, season with salt and pepper, cook for 10 minutes. Add cactus, cook for 5 more minutes.
Serve hot with pinto beans and tortillas


On a plate accompanied by pinto beans, white rice and tortillas.


The backbone of the pig is the bone of the spine that goes from the neck to the tail. This bone gives a lot of flavor and is very tasty to accompany a stew or to make broth.

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Ratings (5)
Miriam Sanchez
22/07/2020 15:24:05
queda rico, yo le añadi un pedazo de chocolate y azúcar a la salsa y le dio buen sabor
Vanessa Gómez
09/01/2020 15:08:14
No me quedo como esperaba 😕
Karla Vázquez
04/10/2019 15:12:32
Facilisima y riquisima
Maria Eugenia Contreras Sánchez
03/04/2019 14:58:14
Fácil y rica
Nereida Salas
20/02/2019 18:17:59

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