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'Happy' Pork Chops Recipe

'Happy' Pork Chops

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"A traditional Mexican recipe, with ingredients common in everyone's pantry. Serve with corn tortillas."

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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.
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  • 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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Jun 20, 2007

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 heat, etc. However, this recipe proved successful and the rice was cooked very well, and was extremely flavorful. I didn't quite realize how spicy the jalepeno would make it(not having much experience with them), so just be conscious of that (a tasty spice, though!) I really liked the taste of the garlic with these ingredients, it was unexpected and great. Very simple and tasty!

May 12, 2009

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 coriander and paprika (not so Mexican, but gives it a nice red color). Also the recipe calls for scraping up the brown bits. That's what deglazing does. Just use a bit of the beer beforehand to clean up all the bits as you fry the onion and garlic. Problems with rice? They key, as always, is to keep the lid on. Thanks OP


3 Ratings

Dec 11, 2009

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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  • Calories
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 98 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

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

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