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Easy and Delicious Mexican Pork Chops

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

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

1 h 35 m servings 499 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  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; 18.3 g fat; 47.3 g carbohydrates; 32.8 g protein; 79 mg cholesterol; 936 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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My family really enjoyed this dish. I doubled the tomatoe sauce and used chunky medium salsa. I also doubled the cheese and added sour cream when served. I will definitely make again.

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My family really enjoyed this dish. I doubled the tomatoe sauce and used chunky medium salsa. I also doubled the cheese and added sour cream when served. I will definitely make again.

WARNING! If you use half a cup of picante sauce, this is very spicy! I loveee spicy food, and it was almost too intense for me. If you're sensitive to spice, consider using a mild picante sauce ...

Reminds me of different ways my mother would "bake chops" with rice, easy and tasty. I ommited the green bell pepper and exchanged with fresh Pasilla and Jalapenos. I suppose you can heat this d...

Awesome!!! This was incredible, much better then we expected. Our pork chops were thinly sliced and we followed the recipe exactly. It was nice to have pork chops with with a different spin on...

i followed this recipe exactly, except i halfed all the ingredients as I was only cooking for 2 people. but it was super easy and turned out great! my bf had 2.5 servings, which usually doesnt...

This came out great, I didn't add bell pepper(didn't have any), only had a 4 pack of chops. Next time I might try with chicken. I liked it, my 3 & 5 year old boys didn't (they do not like anyt...

Delicious, just started trying online recipes, perfect one to begin with. Neighbors loved the aroma as well

Note to those who said this was too spicy: keep in mind that picante can mean a couple things in the USA. I believe what this recipe intended was a salsa style picante (something like Pace brand...

I used 2 cups of uncooked brown rice instead of white, added a tablespoon of chili powder, a chopped red pepper, a chopped red onion, a 14 ounce can of chopped tomatoes and two cups of water al...