Chuletas Contentas (Happy Pork Chops)

Chuletas Contentas (Happy Pork Chops)

Ready in 45 minutes

At the end of this meal, The Pork Chops Won't Be the Only Happy Ones

"I made this tonight and it was a big hit with my guests. I used 3 thick cut chops and 1 thin cut chop just to see if there was any difference. Definitely go with the thick cut chops! They were much juicier and more tender than the thin cut chop. I poked a few holes in each chop before browning them. I recommend browning them for a bit longer than the recipe says; I also took them out of the pan with the rice mixture and browned them again right before I served them -- I would recommend doing that. I also added some cumin, cayanne pepper, and doubled the jalapenos. Great recipe, easy to make!"

- LarissaTrue

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3.9 avg, 19 review(s) 84% would make again


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6 center center cut pork loin chops; (1/2- to 3/4-inch thick), seasoned with salt and pepper
2 tablespoons corn or olive oil
4 cloves Garlic; minced
1 small white onion; chopped
2 cups uncooked rice
4 plum Tomatoes; chopped
2 medium jalapeo chiles; minced (or to taste)
1 cup beer or water*
2 cups chicken broth or water

Original recipe makes 6



Heat oil in large skillet; add pork. Sear pork on both sides on medium-high heat just until brown, about 1 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and cover loosely with foil.

Add garlic and onions to skillet. Cook and stir until tender, about 2 minutes, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice just begins to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, jalapeo chiles, beer and broth or water. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes.

Place pork on top of rice; cover. Simmer 8 or 9 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired.


Republished with Permission, National Pork Council


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Just so-so. I love flavor, and this was too bland for me. I added crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, and chili powder. Spicy enough, just not very flavorful.
mybbygrl 2 months ago
misslady8608 3 months ago
This was ok! Just not my favorite.
timsykora 6 months ago
Left out tomatoes hubby don't like them, still liked it
dmcmil4911 7 months ago
Pork chops with leftovers mid-week...this kicked ass. Quick, easy and adaptable. I was only cooking for 2, so reduced proportions accordingly although ended up adding more water to keep the chops/rice succulent. Also, didn't have tomatoes so sliced up a red pepper and added (ssshhh) a squirt of tomato ketchup! Epic and better 'colours'. Great meal which I'll be doing for 6 later this week.
RuLane 9 months ago
The rice tastes divine, but the porkchops end up really tough because of the salt.
andreskris 10 months ago
This was really good. I seasoned the chops with salt, pepper, & garlic before I seared them. I added portobello mushrooms & small red & yellow diced peppers to the rice along with a little ancho chile ppowder.
cook646 1 year ago
Really.good...turned out.alot better then I taught it would..i uploaded a pic of it in a bowl..served with avocado and warm tortillas
mshernandez408 1 year ago
ChefNarwhal 1 year ago
lorettawatson 1 year ago
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