Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops


Easy and delicious. Tender pork chops in the best Mexican rice. A perfect weeknight meal.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 6 boneless pork chops

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups uncooked long-grain white rice

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • ½ cup picante sauce

  • ¼ cup taco seasoning mix

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and black pepper, and brown them on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Set chops aside.

  3. Mix the water, rice, tomato sauce, picante sauce, and taco seasoning in the prepared baking dish. Lay the chops into the rice mixture, and top with the green bell pepper slices. Cover the dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the chops are no longer pink inside and the rice is tender, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Uncover the dish, and sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

  5. Return to the oven, and bake uncovered until the cheese is melted and bubbly, 5 to 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

499 Calories
18g Fat
47g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 499
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 936mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 20mg 100%
Calcium 182mg 14%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 567mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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