Lemon Pepper Pork Chops over Spicy Tomato Chile Pasta

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: 2 to 4 people
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Pan Fry

Ingredients

4 medium size thin sliced breakfast pork chops
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1 medium lemon
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 sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
4 or 5 Tbsp chopped cilantro
SEASONING FOR PORK CHOPS
lemon pepper or fresh lemon juice and cracked pepper
montreal steak seasoning
vegetable oil for pan
salt and pepper to taste
GARNISH
4 slice of lemon
1 Tbsp minced or chopped cilantro
1 squeeze of fresh lemon over the pork chops

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Kim Biegacki Recipe
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Kim's notes for this recipe:
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.
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Directions

1
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.)
2
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.
3
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.
4
Now, place on medium serving dish and put the chops on top. Now squeeze more lemon and garnish with cliantro.
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user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Jul 25, 2011
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user Cin Straw's Kitchen Straws - Jul 25, 2011
Looking good!!!
user Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL - Jul 25, 2011
I just made pork chops for dinner two days ago, but nothing like your Lemon Pepper Pork Chops.
user Deneece Gursky Smokeygirlxo - Jul 25, 2011
these look wonderful. thanks for sharing. cant wait to try them : )
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Jul 25, 2011
Thanks hope you all enjoy it. The pasta I made has a kick to it. Made my nose run. LOL
And my husband said it wasn't hot at all. (he likes it hot, hot!!!) lol

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