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Southwestern Pork Chops Recipe
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Southwestern Pork Chops Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

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

Nutritional Facts

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

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. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Pork Chops in Quick Cooking January/February 2006, p13

Nutritional Facts

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

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

pork chops were tender and moist. perfect for most people . Would serve to guests as is. but for me--more heat.

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Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

These pork chops were really good, lots of flavor, I would definitely make again.

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