Monday's Meal: Tacodeli's Chuletas Con Rajas Tacos

Executive Chef Joel Fried from Tacodeli demonstrates how to make a new taco with Chely's Salsa de Arbol.

The recipe for Tacodeli's Chuletas Con Rajas Tacos with Chely's Salsa de Arbol is as follows:

Chuletas Con Rajas Tacos


2 of 3/4" boneless pork chops

1 tbsp Ancho chile powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp salt

1 tbsp black pepper

1 tbsp canola oil

1/2 yellow onion

1 poblano pepper

Warm tortillas


1. Cut poblano in half. Remove stem and seeds. Cut into 1/4" strips

2. Julienne onion into 1/4" strips

3. Mix the poblano and onion together

4. Mix the chile powder, paprika, salt and pepper together

5. Season each side of the chops with 1 tsp of the spice rub. (2 tsp total for each chop)

6. Make sure the rub is evenly distributed and pressed into the meat so it stays on during the cooking process

7. Heat skillet over medium high heat

8. Add the oil and distribute evenly in pan

9. Carefully add the pork chops

10. Cook for 3 minutes per side until internal temperature has reached 150 or medium

11. Remove the chops from the pan and place on serving plate

12. Add the poblano and onions

Chely's Salsa de Arbol


10 Chiles de Arbol

5 Chiles guajillo or new mexican red chiles

2 cups water

1 tbsp canola oil

5 tomatoes (about 2 medium)

1/4 Yellow onion

8 Garlic cloves

2 tsp salt


1. Remove stems from chiles. Cut the guajillos in half and remove the seeds.

2. Place in a small sauce pot with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Remove from heat. Place chiles and water in blender jar

4. Cut tomatoes in quarters

5. Heat a skillet to its smoking point

6. Add oil and distribute in pan

7. add the tomatoes cut side down. Add the garlic and onion.

8. Char vegetables on all sides. The more black you get, the more flavor.

9. It is best to char both of the cut sides of the tomatoes first, then the skin side

10. Place charred vegetables in blender with the chiles

11. Add salt. Blend for 30-45 seconds or until the salsa has a smooth consistency.

12. Taste and add more salt if necessary

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