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Creole Pork Chops

I've had this recipe for over twenty years and love it. Since the children are grown, I now cook just half the recipe for my husband and I. And it's so easy! You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time. —Ann Rogers, Ocala, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; rub over both sides of pork.
  • In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until chops are lightly browned; drain. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 4-6 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 244 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 636mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Mar 10, 2016

    Delicious! I served this over white rice with steamed broccoli on the side. And yes, it should be simmered for 15-20 covered after adding all ingredients per original recipe in magazine.

  • grammajudi
    Feb 18, 2015

    The recipe, as printed in the 'Quick Cooking 2009 Annual' does show to cook 15 to 20 minutes after the sauce and vegetables are added. I used part of a pork tenderloin I'd thawed, and cut into slices . I served with mashed potatoes - hubby went back for seconds, and almost licked the plate. It will surely go into my favorites box.

  • lshaw
    Jul 15, 2014

    These pork chops were highly approved by the male members of my family--and one of them does not list pork chops on his favorites list! The only change I made was to add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper to the sauce--not much of a change at all. Recipe yielded an authentic creole flavor.Recommendation: Double or triple the rub ingredients for adequate amount to spread on both sides. Also can use commercial creole seasoning to sprinkle on chops.

  • Igraine32
    Jul 1, 2013

    Tasty & moist

  • lshnb1
    Mar 25, 2013

    My family LOVES this recipe. Excellent served over rice.

  • Jancie tee
    Feb 19, 2013

    we loved it..easy and so good

  • fnhwg
    Feb 14, 2013

    meat was tough. Maybe my cut of pork or needed to cook longer. Maybe simmer for 30 minutes?

  • campergramma
    Feb 12, 2013

    Agree with the tip to reduce the amount of pepper. I used 1/8 cayenne. I may use 1/8 cayenne and 1/4 black instead of 1/2 tsp. Also, because of the quick cooking time after the veggies are added, they should be finely chopped. The flavor of the rub is excellent! Wonderful blend of spice! I will make in much larger batches and store in the fridge for future use. Yes, I will absolutely make this again! Great recipe Ann! Thanks for submitting!

  • judiemae
    Feb 6, 2013

    don't use that much pepper

  • mlblake
    Oct 26, 2010

    very delicious!! I will use the 1/8 teaspoon cayeene pepper next time though... my lips are still burning! Pork chops were cooked perfectly! Will most certainly be making this dish again.