Taco Pork Chops Recipe
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Taco Pork Chops Recipe

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With a kick from taco seasoning, everyday and ordinary take a backseat to new and exciting. You'll love this dressed-up version of the weeknight staple. These pork chops are tender, saucy and just right for the kids. —Fay Baswell, Lodi, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 327 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 1134mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. In a small bowl, combine the tomato sauce, 3/4 cup water, onion and taco seasoning. Pour over pork and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand 5 minutes before serving.
  2. Remove pork to a serving plate and keep warm. Combine flour and remaining water until smooth. Stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Taco Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious October/November 2010, p25

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Christina User ID: 8980110 257699
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2016

"Outstanding!! easy to follow, fun, quick recipe.. I recommend warm corn tortilas and orozo pasta seasoned with mi arroz rice seasoning mix...add some black beans and corn. Bomb!!!!!"

DBoyer User ID: 427662 252423
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2016

"I would like to make this in a slow cooker. Does anyone know how to change the recipe to do that?

I'm sorry to put this under reviews. I didn't see any place to ask questions."

pa3.14ya User ID: 6931255 171801
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Super easy and extremely delicious! One of my husband's new favorites! The kids liked it, too :)"

lcatalani User ID: 5316195 172574
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2013

"Made this tonight for the roomates and myself as I had every thing on hand, this was awesome every body said this is definetly a keeper. Loved by all"

mamajen0720 User ID: 2449159 89134
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2012

"I'm always hesitant about trying new dinners with 3 of them quite picky. However, this recipe was a hit! Will definitely be making it again and again and again.....the sauce/gravy was delicious on the rice too."

MomoJ User ID: 4793175 160896
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"I used taco sauce instead of tomato sauce for a little extra kick. My son and I enjoyed this with rice."

joycel1 User ID: 4953088 173018
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"This pork chop recipe was very refreshing! My whole family enjoyed it. We all felt it was a keeper. It has been added to my folder as a monthly dinner. :)"

swtlissdrmwvr User ID: 4026485 173016
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"These were very good. I can't wait to try this on other meats. I did not use the water and flour to make extra sauce, because you already have plenty. My husband was very surprised by these. Everyone enjoyed them"

Kichler073 User ID: 32326 103766
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"easy to make and would also taste great with chicken!"

raneven User ID: 2487695 171800
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"So simple but so good! my husband loved them, he now wants me to try this with chicken."

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