'Happy' Pork Chops

'Happy' Pork Chops

"A traditional Mexican recipe, with ingredients common in everyone's pantry. Serve with corn tortillas."
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servings 561 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.2g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Heat oil in large skillet; add pork. Sear pork on both sides on medium-high heat just until brown, about 1 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and cover loosely with foil.
  2. Add garlic and onions to skillet. Cook and stir until tender, about 2 minutes, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice just begins to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, jalapeno chiles, beer and broth or water. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Place pork on top of rice; cover. Simmer 8 or 9 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired.


  • Note
  • Chicken broth or water may be substituted for the beer in this recipe. If using water only, additional salt and pepper may be needed.


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I prepared this with yellow rice and was already nervous cause I find that a lot of simplistic recipes with rice come out a little wonky, whether it has to do with incorrect times or different h...

This recipe is a very good starting point for something great. What the pork needs is a rub, because without it, the pork's a tad bland. I made it Mexican with chili powder, cumin, dried coriand...

Tis was absolutely delicious! I didn't change anything! Next time though, I will cook the rice a little longer--or add more liquid. it was just a wee bit aldente.

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