Season the meat with salt and place in a medium-size saucepan or skillet, then cover with water and add the bay leaf. Turn the heat to medium-high, and once the water starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and keep cooking until all the liquid has reduced (about 15 minutes).
While the meat is cooking, roast the tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, and garlic clove on a hot griddle. Make sure you remove the garlic clove promptly (since it will get roasted quickland peel it. Turn over the tomatoes and pepper, in order to roast them on all sides.
Remove the tomatoes and jalapeño pepper from the griddle, and place them in your blender along with the garlic clove. Process until you have a sauce. You do not need to add water to this sauce, as the purslane is almost 90% water, and it will release a lot of liquid when you add it in step Once you’re done blending, set the sauce aside.
Add 2 tbsp. of oil to the skillet with the meat (all the liquid should be reduced by noand continue cooking. Stir the meat to allow an even browning. Once the meat has browned, stir in the chopped onion and cook for 2 more minutes until it is transparent.
Pour the blended sauce into the skillet, and add the purslane, cilantro, and epazote as well. Season with salt and pepper and continue to simmer gently until the meat is very tender about 10-15 minutes. To serve, spoon the pork and purslane stew onto a plate. You can add rice to make it a whole meal. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Pork Stew with Purslane!