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Pork Chops Ole

 Pork Chops Ole
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
4-6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil; sprinkle with seasoned
  • salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, combine the
  • water, tomato sauce, rice and taco seasoning.
  • 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. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.