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Pork Chops Ole Recipe

Pork Chops Ole Recipe

This recipe is a fun and simple way to give pork chops south-of-the-border flair. The flavorful seasoning, rice and melted cheddar cheese makes this dish a crowd-pleaser. A dear friend shared this recipe with me several years ago. -Laura Turner, Channelview, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Seasoned salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil; sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, combine the water, tomato sauce, rice and taco seasoning.
  • 3. Arrange chops over rice; top with green pepper. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until rice and meat are tender. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese.
    Freeze option: Omit water and substitute 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain rice for the uncooked rice. Assemble casserole as directed. Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 515 calories, 27g fat (9g saturated fat), 121mg cholesterol, 587mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 41g protein

Reviews for Pork Chops Ole

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2016

"This was a very easy recipe to make with items that I had on hand. It is definitely a safe option with flavors that appeal to nearly everyone. That being said, nothing about it was really "wow" to me. As Peapod0114 noted, this would be a great recipe to use as a base and maybe jazz up a bit with some additions such as onion and garlic, or even switching it up to a bolder cheese."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"This was an easy recipe to make. The chops turned out real tender. I didn't have green pepper but I had small sweet peppers that I used. I added onion and garlic. This is one of those recipes that you can really make your own and use this as your starting point. Thanks for sharing! As a reminder to other reviewers please remember to keep your comments constructive and kind."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"I needed a quick recipe and found this in my recipe box. It was so easy to prepare. After reading the reviews, I'm guessing some of these people peeked into the casserole before it was done. It needs to be tightly covered for the whole baking time of 1.5 hours. The rice needs all that steam to cook thoroughly. I doubled every ingredient and it came out perfect ! My family, including my 5 yr old grandson, loved it !"

Reviewed May. 16, 2015

"I have been making this recipe since the 90s

I debone pork chops, and I double the recipe except for chops . My family has always liked it,
You can't ask for an easier tastier recipe."

Reviewed Mar. 15, 2015

"My family did not like this recipe and asked me to throw it away. I agreed. Edible, but nothing great. My daughter loves spanish rice, but didn't like this. The chops were dry. The overall taste was boring."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"The rice wasn't even near cooked by the time the chops were-used long grain white rice and followed recipe exactly. Chops were delicious, however, as I removed them when they were done. Had to leave the rice in the oven for a 1/2 hour longer."

Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"This is my hubby's favorite pork chop recipe!! Chops always tender, great flavor!!"

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"This dish has excellent flavor and the rice was delicious. I can not wait to make this again!"

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"Easy and delicious."

Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"pork chop with mexican flavor twist to it."

Reviewed May. 5, 2013

"What an easy dish! I tossed in extra chopped bell pepper and some chopped onion with the rice. Might want to season up those chops some more if you like spicy but these were great for us. This is a saver for sure!"

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Add more veges... more pepper, corn, green onion, etc"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"This recipe is really good just the way it is... A simple cheap low ingredient meal.. Sure you can spend more money and add ingredients but that would beat the point..."

Reviewed Jun. 18, 2012

"I've fixed this recipe many, many times over the years with rave reviews. I've used chicken, hamburger patties and steaks with the same tasty results. I have also fixed just the rice as a tasty side dish. It is so easy to prepare."

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"Great way to make pork chops. Came together quickly. Used taco shredded cheese and used chopped poblano peppers instead of green peppers."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2012

"So easy and fabulous taste! There are just two of us, so we had two meals from this. I cut my pork chops by slicing a pork loin to the thickness we like. Cheaper than buying pork chops."

Reviewed Oct. 5, 2011

"It's an OK recipe. The flavor is one dimentional. Additional ingredients such as green chile and some spices would make it better."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"This is one of my family's favorite ways to enjoy pork chops. I've substituted brown rice and it is still very good. This recipe is also very easy to make."

Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"I have made this many times before and have shared with many of my friends and they are like me it is easy and very good"

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2010

"This recipe was truly delicious. My husband and I loved it and had 3 servings each. I added mushrooms to mine and it was absolutely fabulous."

Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"There are so many wonderful recipes in Reimans magazines that I seldom make them a second time even when I love them. This one is an exception. My guests keep asking for it. And we enjoy it too!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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