Chuletas de Puerco en Salsa (Pork Chops Braised in a Fresh Tomato Salsa) made in a simple tomato jalapeno based sauce with aromatic spices.  Tender pork chops that break apart with a fork and no need for a knife.  Serve pork chops on top of white or yellow rice.
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Chuletas de Puerco en Salsa (Pork Chops Braised in a Fresh Tomato Salsa)

There is something about smothered pork chops that forever will have a place in my kitchen.....like this Chuletas de Puerco en Salsa (Pork Chops Braised in a Fresh Tomato Salsa) 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.  Serve pork chops on top of white or yellow rice.  Excellent meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More

Ingredients

  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 fresh cilantro chopped

Pork Chops and Seasoning

  • 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

FRESH TOMATO SAUCE/SALSA

  • 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

Instructions

Season Pork Chops and Sear

  • 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.

For Tomato Jalapeño Salsa

  • 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.
    Enjoy!!!

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 616mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 12.7mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.1mg