Chipotle Cumin Pork with a Pepper Cream Sauce

Teresa Bowman


This pork dish is "savory goodness" in my husband's words. We both enjoyed it so much and he is already wanting me to make it again. You can alter the amount of spices to your taste. I don't measure when I cook so it is hard to say exactly how much of the spice I used. I gave approximate measurements. We like our dishes rather spicy so I tempered the written amounts for this recipe. Taste test and increase spices as needed.

This was our main dish and I served it with green beans and mushrooms, cucumber and tomato salad with oil and vinegar dressing, and mango slices. It was fantastic!

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15 Min


45 Min


Convection Oven


pork chops, boneless
2 slice
kraft natural cheese big slice hot habanero cheese slices
3 slice
kraft natural cheese big slice smoky chipotle cheddar cheese
3 slice
kraft natural cheese big slice cheddar cheese
2 c
heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1 large
onion, chopped
2 tsp
1 tsp
chipotle powder
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
cracked black pepper
2-3 Tbsp
oil of choice
1 medium
yellow squash

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. I used a convection oven. Debone pork chops and remove excess fat or use boneless pork chops, chop into bite size pieces, chop onion.
In a cast iron skillet place oil of choice, meat, onion, and garlic. Add chipotle, cumin and 1/2 teaspoon of the cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Saute until meat is completely browned and onions are tender.
While sautéing meat, in a small saucepan combine heavy whipping cream, remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, habanero and chipotle cheeses over medium heat. Stir often. This will begin to thicken slightly as the cheese melts. This sauce will not be thick.
Use a spiral vegetable cutter for the squash and add to the meat mixture and sauté until slightly tender. The part of the squash that doesn't spiral chunk into small pieces and add to meat mixture as well.
When the meat mixture is browned and tender add the cheesy cream sauce to the meat mixture in the cast iron skillet and cover with the cheddar cheese slices. Place the cast iron skillet, uncovered, in the oven and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Low Carb