Southern Skillet Chops
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
- 2 teaspoons plus 1/8 teaspoon Creole seasoning, divided
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
- 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
- Sprinkle pork chops with 2 teaspoons Creole seasoning. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
- Drain one can tomatoes; discard liquid. Add tomatoes to skillet with the remaining can of undrained tomatoes, black-eyed peas and remaining Creole seasoning, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.
- Bring to a boil and return chops to pan. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2-4 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Editor's NoteThe following spices may be substituted for 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning: 1/4 teaspoon each salt, garlic powder and paprika; and a pinch each of dried thyme, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.
Jul 31, 2013
Really good with a little heat. Since I was only making it for 2, I only used one can of Rotel, undrained. I did forget to rinse and drain the black-eyed peas but I'm not sure why they need to be rinsed as I've used them for years without rinsing them. I let it simmer until the sauce was thickened. Excellent dinner.
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