Ole Pork Chops


Posted: August 23

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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Pork chops are a perpetual crowd pleaser (even when that crowd is one), but can we find a way to make them even more mouth-watering? Ole Pork Chops takes inspiration from Southwest flavors, so juicy golden brown pork chops rest atop a fluffy, cheesy bed of rice infused with Tex-Mex seasonings. These Ole Pork Chops are crispy, tender, and sparkling with borderland flavors. So yes, we can make pork chops better!


Ingredients

• 1 1/2 cups water • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce • 1 medium green pepper, chopped • 3/4 cup long-grain rice, uncooked • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning • 6 (1/2 inch thick) pork loin chops • 2 tablespoons canola oil • seasoned salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded • fresh cilantro, minced, optional

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

In a greased 13x9 inch baking dish, combine the water, tomato sauce, green pepper, rice, and taco seasoning.

Step 3

Cover the dish and bake until the rice is tender, about 1 hour.

Step 4

While the rice cooks, in a large skillet, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat on the stove-top.

Step 5

Add in the pork chops and cook until the juices run clear, about 4-5 minutes on each side.

Step 6

Sprinkle the pork with seasoned salt and pepper, then set them aside and keep them warm.

Step 7

Remove the cooked rice from the oven and sprinkle it with the cheese.

Step 8

Arrange the chops on top of the cheese.

Step 9

Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5-10 minutes.

Step 10

Serve hot, sprinkling with cilantro.


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