Not in the mood for plain pork chops? Take the flavor to the next level with this recipe for Ole Pork Chops! You'll bring the fiesta to your own dinner table.
Ingredients• 1 1/2 cups water • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce • 1 medium green pepper, chopped • 3/4 cup uncooked long-grain rice • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning • 6 pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick) • 2 tablespoons canola oil • seasoned salt and pepper, to taste • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded • minced fresh cilantro, optional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a greased 13x9-inch baking dish, combine the water, tomato sauce, green pepper, rice, and taco seasoning. Cover the dish and bake for 1 hour, or until the rice is tender.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the pork chops over medium-high heat in oil until the juices run clear, 4-5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle them with seasoned salt and pepper. Set them aside and keep them warm.
Sprinkle the rice mixture with cheese; arrange the chops on top. Bake them until the cheese is melted, about 5-10 minutes. When serving, sprinkle with cilantro if desired.