Spicy Shoulder Pork Chops With Tomatoes and Peppers

Spicy Shoulder Chops With Tomatoes
Shoulder pork chops with tomatoes and Southwest seasonings. Diana Rattray
  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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These shoulder pork chops are flavored with Southwestern seasonings and vegetables. Chili powder and tomatoes team up with green chile peppers, onions, and basic seasonings.

These tasty pork chops are very easy to prepare and cook. This flavorful seasoned sauce goes well with baked or mashed potatoes. Add your favorite side vegetables or a salad for a perfect family meal.

What You'll Need

  • 4 large shoulder pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mild chopped green chile peppers
  • 2 large onions, quartered and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 2 teaspoons sugar

How to Make It

  1. Dust the pork chops lightly with the flour.
  2. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add the pork chops and cook until they are browned on both sides. Add 1/2 cup water or broth, the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cover tightly and simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook for 25 to 30 minutes longer, until pork chops are tender.

    Serves 4.

    Serving Suggestions

    • These pork chops are delicious with roasted, baked, or mashed potatoes, and they are good with rice as well. Add a tossed salad for a complete meal.

    Expert Tips

    • This recipe is made with shoulder pork chops, which are good for long, slow braising. If you are using rib or lean loin chops, skip the first 20 minutes of simmering time. Add all of the ingredients to the seared chops and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
    • Alternatively, pan-fry, broil, or grill the chops and set aside. Make the sauce and add the cooked pork chops the last 5 to 10 minutes.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 364
    Total Fat 19 g
    Saturated Fat 7 g
    Unsaturated Fat 8 g
    Cholesterol 49 mg
    Sodium 565 mg
    Carbohydrates 34 g
    Dietary Fiber 6 g
    Protein 17 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)