Sunday, February 21, 2010


Recently, Heidi, from Tried-and-True Cooking With Heidi, posted a recipe for Mexican Pork Chops. I'm always searching for simple pork recipes and this one caught my eye. It was a snap to make and tasted great, thank you Heidi!!

Browned pork chops are baked on top of a taco seasoned rice. The flavor of the pork bakes down into the rice and just before serving, it's all topped with cheese. Oh so good!!.
6 pork chops (I used 3 thick ones)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil (for frying)
1½ cups water
¾ cup long grain rice
8 ounce can of tomato sauce
2½ tablespoons taco seasoning
1 medium green bell pepper chopped (I used red)
1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar)
Brown the pork chops well, and set aside. Mix the water, rice, tomato sauce and seasoning and put it into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Top with browned pork chops and the chopped bell pepper.
Cover tightly and bake in pre-heated 350F oven for 1 hour. Uncover and top with cheese. Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
NOTE: I seasoned the pork chops with the seasoning mix from my last post, (before I browned them). I used this same "taco seasoning" in the rice.
NOTE: I used chopped red bell pepper (instead of green pepper) because we like it better. I also mixed it into the rice (instead of putting it on top of the meat and rice). I also added a 15 ounce can of (rinsed and drained) black beans to the rice.
NOTE: Just before I serve this, next time, I'm going to sprinkle it with a little chopped avocado and cherry tomatoes.


Linda said...

Looks great! We love Mexican too... and I'm always looking for something new.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

These look really good Coleen. I must of missed that one at Heidi's site. I am always up for new ways to use pork chops myself.

Heidi said...

So glad you enjoyed it Coleen!! It's an honor to see you picked a recipe from my site because I'm such a fan of yours :) My favorite part of the meal was the rice and I can't wait to try it with the addition of black beans! YUMMY!!

You made my day :)

Peggy Clyde. said...

I saw this also and am anxious to try it. Yours looks just as good as hers did. Thanks.

Megan said...

These look great. Of course I love the cheese on top and I think this would be a pork chop recipe that my hubs wouldn't make "that" face with when I bring it out!

Carrie said...

I like Heidi's website too! The pork chops look wonderful!

Sook said...

Oh the whole plate is full of goodies! Everything looks great!

the domestic mama said...

I am making this tomorrow~ LOVE mexican!

teresa said...

mmmm, this looks delicious, a great meal for the family!

Debbie said...

Oh yum, that looks just perfect!

Romney Family said...

THat looks so amazing!! Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing-Jessie

Ingrid said...

Yum, this does look good and something I think my children would also like. Thanks!