Mexican Pork Chops Grande, OLE!

Kelly Williams

By
@WildfloursCottageKitchen

I had a lot of leftover taco "fixins" one day, so thawed some pork chops and came up with this recipe. It turned out so good, I wondered which I liked better...the tacos or this!! Nice change of pace, and fantastic presentation! :D Enjoy! Muy Bien!!

(Old photo by me)


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

4
boneless pork loin chops (3/4-1" thick), trim fat
1
packet taco seasoning mix, or your own homemade version
1 Tbl.
vegetable oil
1 Tbl.
butter
1 cup
thick hearty salsa
1 1/2
cups (packed) shredded co-jack cheese

SUGGESTED TOPPINGS:

shredded lettuce
chopped tomato
sour cream
sliced black olives
guacamole
jalapeno rings
sliced green onion
chopped fresh cilantro

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rub taco seasoning mix on both sides of all four pork chops. Or use your own taco seasoning mix. In large skillet, melt butter with vegetable oil, heat over med-high heat. Lightly brown and sear chops on both sides. Transfer to shallow, lightly greased baking dish. Top each chop evenly with salsa. Place in 350ยบ oven for about 30-35 minutes or til done. *Chops are done when very slightly pink inside and juices run clear. *Don't overbake! Bake less if chops are thinner! Top with cheese during last 5 minutes or so of baking. Serve topped with topping ingredients to your heart's desire.
Serve with Spanish, Mexican or green rice and refried beans, salsa and white corn tortilla chips if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Steaks and Chops
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #PORKCHOPS