Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops

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  • Published Jun 8th
  • Ready In1h 35m
  • Servings6
  • Calories499
Easy and delicious. Tender pork chops in the best Mexican rice. A perfect weeknight meal.

Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops for 6 servings:

  • cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup picante sauce
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning mix
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook1h 20m
  • Ready In1h 35m

To cook Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops is about 1 hour 20 minutes , and you can serve your Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops within 1 hour 35 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops easily:

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and black pepper, and brown them on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Set chops aside.
  3. 3 Mix the water, rice, tomato sauce, picante sauce, and taco seasoning in the prepared baking dish. Lay the chops into the rice mixture, and top with the green bell pepper slices. Cover the dish.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until the chops are no longer pink inside and the rice is tender, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Uncover the dish, and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.
  5. 5 Return to the oven, and bake uncovered until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 5 to 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 499 calories; 18.3 grams of fat; 47.3 grams of carbohydrates; 32.8 grams of protein; 79 milligrams of cholesterol; 936 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 15th 2016

    Note to those who said this was too spicy: keep in mind that picante can mean a couple things in the USA. I believe what this recipe intended was a salsa style picante (something like Pace b ...

  2. May 20th 2016

    I used 2 cups of uncooked brown rice instead of white, added a tablespoon of chili powder, a chopped red pepper, a chopped red onion, a 14 ounce can of chopped tomatoes and two cups of wate ...

  3. Jun 12th 2012

    WARNING! If you use half a cup of picante sauce, this is very spicy! I loveee spicy food, and it was almost too intense for me. If you're sensitive to spice, consider using a mild picante sa ...

  4. Jan 10th 2012

    Reminds me of different ways my mother would "bake chops" with rice, easy and tasty. I ommited the green bell pepper and exchanged with fresh Pasilla and Jalapenos. I suppose you can heat th ...

  5. Dec 6th 2011

    i followed this recipe exactly, except i halfed all the ingredients as I was only cooking for 2 people. but it was super easy and turned out great! my bf had 2.5 servings, which usually do ...

  6. Jul 30th 2011

    Delicious, just started trying online recipes, perfect one to begin with. Neighbors loved the aroma as well

  7. Jul 21st 2011

    Awesome!!! This was incredible, much better then we expected. Our pork chops were thinly sliced and we followed the recipe exactly. It was nice to have pork chops with with a different spi ...

  8. Jul 19th 2011

    This came out great, I didn't add bell pepper(didn't have any), only had a 4 pack of chops. Next time I might try with chicken. I liked it, my 3 & 5 year old boys didn't (they do not l ...

  9. May 25th 2011

    My family really enjoyed this dish. I doubled the tomatoe sauce and used chunky medium salsa. I also doubled the cheese and added sour cream when served. I will definitely make again.