Kim Biegacki Recipe

Lemon Pepper Pork Chops over Spicy Tomato Chile Pasta

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo

2 to 4 people
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Pan Fry

Oh, I love lemon pepper pork chops and so this is what I made for dinner tonight.

The first time I had lemon pepper chops was when I lived in San Antonio, Texas and Lupita (a friend of mine) would make it for breakfast and serve it with refried beans and homemade tortillas. It was delish!

Well, I would of served it that way tonight but my husband doesn't like refried beans by themselves. So I decided I would make some spicy pasta instead.

Hope you enjoy.


4 medium
size thin sliced breakfast pork chops
1 medium
1/2 box
acini de pepe pasta
1 can(s)
roasted green chiles
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 tsp
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
onion powder
4 or 5 Tbsp
chopped cilantro
lemon pepper or fresh lemon juice and cracked pepper
montreal steak seasoning
vegetable oil for pan
salt and pepper to taste
4 slice
of lemon
1 Tbsp
minced or chopped cilantro
squeeze of fresh lemon over the pork chops

Directions Step-By-Step

Rinse your pork chops off with water and pat dry. Then add either fresh lemon juice and cracked pepper or lemon pepper and montreal steak seasoning. (I prefer the fresh juice and cracked black pepper.)
Now refrigerate for 15 to 30 minutes.

[Note: If using lemon pepper seasonings from store please be cautious of the amount of salt. If it has alot of salt in it, use sparingly on your chops.)
Prepare you pasta as directed on box.

Pour vegetable oil in your skillet and put on medium heat. When hot, remove chops from frig and place them individually into pan. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Squeeze some fresh lemon over chops while in pan. Remember these are very thin chops and cook up quickly.
Remove pasta and drain. Place in bowl and add tomatoes, green chiles, tomato paste, sugar, garlic and onion powder along with chopped cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Now, place on medium serving dish and put the chops on top. Now squeeze more lemon and garnish with cliantro.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Oct 13, 2012 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: The Breakfast Lovers Club
jamie Beecham jamie4cakes
Aug 8, 2012
Sure will I am sure.
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Aug 8, 2012
Jamie, yes I hope you try it. Since you love lemon pepper I am sure you will enjoy the pork chops seasoned with it too.