Lemon Pepper Pork Chops over Spicy Tomato Chile Pasta

Kimberly Biegacki


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 them for breakfast and serve with re-fried beans and homemade tortillas.

My husband doesn't like re-fried beans, so I decided I would make some spicy pasta instead.

Hope you enjoy.


★★★★★ 5 votes

2 to 4 people
30 Min
15 Min
Pan Fry


  • 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
  • 1
    squeeze of fresh lemon over the pork chops

How to Make Lemon Pepper Pork Chops over Spicy Tomato Chile Pasta


  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. August 24, 2015 --- Made these for dinner tonight.
  5. June 3, 2020 - sometimes these pork chops are great with pancakes too. Have them for a breakfast meal.

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About Lemon Pepper Pork Chops over Spicy Tomato Chile Pasta

Course/Dish: Pasta Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb
Collection: Pork® Be inspired®
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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