Tex-Mex Pork Chops and Rice Skillet

Tex-Mex Pork Chops and Rice Skillet

Background and History

Embark on a flavorful journey with our Tex-Mex-inspired pork chops and rice skillet. This dish pays homage to the vibrant culinary traditions of Texan and Mexican cuisines, bringing together bold spices, tender pork chops, and fluffy rice for a comforting one-pan meal.

Ingredients

4 boneless pork chops

1 cup long-grain white rice

1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup corn kernels (fresh, frozen, or canned)

1 cup salsa

1 ½ cups chicken broth

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional, for topping)

Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional, for garnish)

Serves

4

Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Instructions

Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Season the Pork Chops

Season the pork chops with cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Prepare the Skillet

In an oven-safe skillet, combine rice, black beans, corn, salsa, and chicken broth.

Arrange Pork Chops

Nestle seasoned pork chops into the rice mixture.

Bake

Cover the skillet with a lid or foil and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until rice is cooked, and pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

Optional Cheese Topping

If desired, sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the pork chops in the last 5 minutes of baking.

Garnish and Serve

Remove from the oven, garnish with fresh cilantro, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

(Per Serving)

Calories: 500

Protein: 35g

Fat: 15g

Carbohydrates: 55g

Fiber: 8g

Notes

Customize with your favorite Tex-Mex toppings like guacamole or sour cream.

Adjust spice levels according to taste preferences.

Allergy Warning

Check ingredient labels for potential allergens and adapt as needed for dietary restrictions.

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