There is something about Smothered Pork Chops that forever and ever will have a place in my kitchen…..made with a simple tomato jalapeno based sauce with aromatic spices. Tender pork chops that break apart with a fork and no need for a knife. Top smothered pork chops on top of white or yellow rice. Excellent meal!!
Smothered Pork Chops
Today’s recipe is not a Mexican appetizer but certainly a mouthwatering dish. These smothered pork chops are just delicious, savory and exploding with flavor.
With all the pork chop recipes out on the internet today, it’s a little daunting to decide on one particular recipe. Especially when you are in the mood to make something completely different than what you normally do with your pork chops. It can become overwhelming to pick just one.
Whether you normally make pan fried pork chops, baked pork chops or breaded pork chops, sometimes it’s nice to just walk away from those traditional styles and try something completely new.
Well these pork chops smothered in a fresh homemade tomato salsa covers just that for you! ????
A whole new way to make pork chops and absolutely delicious!
And like I said really simple to make. After you make the fresh tomato salsa, this dish pretty much takes care of itself.
As we get closer to the holidays, I think that’s something we all look forwards to, simpler but yet tasty dishes.
So just pop some roma tomatoes in the blender with onions, garlic, serrano peppers, some spices and walla! Sauce is done! Now sear the pork chops on both sides in a little bit of olive oil, add sauce to the pan and cook for 30-40 minutes.
Sit down, unwind a little from work with a nice glass of cabernet. Or maybe jump into the shower while these succulent chops are cooking? Chit-chat with the family…
You get the picture?!
And when you’re done unwinding for a little, you will have a delicious dish waiting on you. ????
Serve your smothered pork chops with white or yellow rice. Yum!
Maybe some refried beans and avocado slices? ????
Note: One last thing, although these smothered pork chops are very easy to make, please do not cut out on the cooking time. You want them to come out where they easily fall apart, tender and moist all at the same time! ????
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 1/4 fresh cilantro chopped
- 2-4 thin pork chops no more than half an inch thick
- cumin sprinkle on both sides of pork chops (not to much cumin is a strong spice)
- garlic powder sprinkle on both sides of pork chops
- onion powder sprinkle on both sides of pork chops
- salt and pepper sprinkle on both sides of pork chops to taste
- 4 roma tomatoes
- 1-2 serrano peppers start with half or one serrano and adjust to taste of personal heat level
- 1/2 onion
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon mexican oregano or regular oregano
- 2 Teaspoons chicken bouillon
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2/3 Cups water
- Rinse pork chops.
Season pork chops on both sides with garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, add a few tablespoons of olive oil and heat over medium heat.
Heat skillet for a few minutes before adding pork chops.
Sear pork chops for 3-4 minutes on each side.
While pork chops are cooking, add roma tomatoes, garlic, 1/2 onion serrano pepper/s, garlic, chicken bouillon, cumin, oregano, salt, pepper and water to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Return to pork chops and remove from pan, set aside on a dish.
- Add tomato sauce to skillet and cook for 5-10 minutes.
Add pork chops to skillet and sauce.
Cook for 20 minutes.
- Add sliced onions and cilantro.
Cook for another 10-15 minutes or until pork chops are tender.
Let me know when you will be making these smothered pork chops!