This is a very uniquely flavored pork chop dish because of the Arizona seasoning. The pork chops are spicy and the sauce is cool and creamy. It is wonderful served with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta. Any side dish that you can add the sauce to.
Normally I would say it was fine to use another spice but this is one you should splurge and buy a small jar from Penzeys Spice Store. It is affordable to try a small amount for those who are wanting to taste this unique seasoning.
1Preheat oven to 325. Wash pork, pat dry. Season with the Arizona Dreaming. Place in a skillet with hot oil or butter and fry until done.
Remove chops and set aside, but keep warm while making sauce.
2For the sauce, remove all but 1 - 2 tbsp of oil in pan. Add the onion. After about 3 minutes, when the onion is turning translucent but not brown, add the Arizona Dreaming and stir. Then add 1 cup of the water, the tomatoes or peppers and honey. Cook 15 minutes, stirring frequently. After 20 minutes, add the remaining water, along with the minced cilantro if using.
3Remove the pan of sauce from the heat. using a slotted spoon, mix about half of the sauce into the cooked rice. The slotted spoon helps you get the chunkier bits and less liquid into the rice. Pour the remaining sauce into a medium bowl and gently mix in the sour cream.
4Servings 4; serving size 4 oz. pork and 1 cup of rice (476 g.); calories 470; calories from fat 90; total fat 10 g; cholesterol 65 mg; sodium 70 mg; carbohydrate 65 g; dietear fiber 3 g.
5Here is the Arizona Dreaming and the rice I used last time I made this. The sauce is so incredibly good that it doesn't matter what you serve with the chops it is all fabulous.