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Southwestern Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

This recipe came out of necessity! I love to cook but hate to grocery shop, and one day I found myself with nothing but some pork chops, canned black beans and canned tomatoes. This is the dish I came up with, and my husband loved it.—Vicki L. Blaine, Plymouth, Michigan
Southwestern Pork Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops(1/2 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, optional

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon oil for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, broth, chili powder, oregano, cumin and pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4-5 minutes or until heated through.
  2. Meanwhile, in another skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in remaining oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour tomato mixture over chops. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Using a slotted spoon, serve over rice. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired.

Can you freeze Southwestern Pork Chops?

Cool pork chop mixture. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Serve as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 508 calories, 25g fat (8g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 683mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 43g protein.

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