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Mexicali Pork Chops Recipe
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Mexicali Pork Chops Recipe

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You'll need just four ingredients to fix these tender pork chops. They get their zippy flavor from a packet of taco seasoning and salsa. —Laura Cohen, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salsa

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 211 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 856 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. Rub taco seasoning over pork chops. In a large skillet, cook chops over medium-high heat in oil until juices run clear, about 9 minutes. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mexicali Pork Chops in Quick Cooking December 2000, p11

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2016

"This sounds absolutely incredible, but I have a question for other readers. I don't cook much and I don't fry anything. Do you think it would work if I took a jar of Salsa, a small can of chicken broth and the taco seasoning and mixed them all together, put it in a crockpot, add the pork chops and cook on low overnight?"

Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"These are wonderful! After browning, I add a touch of water to the pan and let them simmer a bit until they're done. One of our favorites."

Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"easy to make and good , a must make"

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2013

"I followed other readers and cooked chops in salsa but I cooked too long. I will cook less next time!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"This is definitely a keeper! So quick and so delicious. We cooked our chops in the salsa as another reviewer recommended and served the chops topped with the heated salsa and some shredded Cheddar. A great dish!"

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