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Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops Recipe

Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops

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"Easy and delicious. Tender pork chops in the best Mexican rice. A perfect weeknight meal."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 20 mins

    1 hr 35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  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. 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. 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. Return to the oven, and bake uncovered until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 5 to 10 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 25, 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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 28, 2012

not a fan


31 Ratings

Jun 16, 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 sauce or salsa instead. That aside, this was a delicious, easy meal. I substituted condensed tomato soup for the tomato sauce because I realized too late we were out. I also didn't brown my chops first because they were really thin and it would've dried them out. Everything else I followed to a T. I sprinkled green onion over the cheese before serving, and added sour cream to make the heat less intense. This was so good, and my boyfriend asked me to add it to the rotation... But to make it less spicy next time due to his acid reflux ;)

Jan 10, 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 this dish up to your personal palate. A dalop of sour cream to top! Great Submission, thanks!

Jul 21, 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 spin on them. If you like Mexican food, you will really enjoy this recipe.

Dec 06, 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 doesnt happen with my cooking;) delicious!!

Jul 20, 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 like anything I try thats new).

Jul 30, 2011

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


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  • Calories
  • 499 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 47.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 79 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 32.9 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 910 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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