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Give your weeknight chops a flavor boost with some Veracruz zing! Boneless loin chops simmer in a lively combo of onions, tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs, yielding beautiful color and delicious flavor. Sauteed zucchini and steamed rice are excellent dinner sides for this tasty dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Use a paper towel to pat pork chops dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides.

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  • Heat olive oil and butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter is melted and oil is shimmering. Carefully add pork chops and cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Add onion slices to the same skillet. Saute, stirring frequently, until onion softens, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir for about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, olives, capers, jalapeno strips, bay leaves, thyme, and oregano. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

  • Nestle chops into the vegetable mixture and cover. Reduce heat and simmer until no longer pink in the center, about 12 minutes. Place chops on a serving plate and increase heat to medium-high. Discard bay leaves and herb sprigs. Cook until liquid is reduced and thickened, about 3 minutes.

  • Spoon vegetables and sauce over chops. Garnish with cilantro. Squeeze lime juice over all. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes:

Canned diced tomatoes may be used, but they will need to be drained.

Dried thyme and oregano may be substituted for fresh. Use about 1/2 teaspoon of each.

Nutrition Facts

414 calories; protein 32.8g; carbohydrates 10g; fat 26.1g; cholesterol 93.9mg; sodium 635.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

1 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
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  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2020
This was great and is now in the regular rotation. I couldn't find any poblano stuffed olives but did find jalapeno stuffed and they were fine. I also used fresh tomatoes and they just melt. I noted no salt in the sauce but between the olives and capers it is plenty salty enough. Read More
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