Southwest Pork Chops

These spicy pork chops are coated with layers of Tex-Mex flavor. Serve them with hot mashed potatoes, a cooling fruit salad, and a lemon meringue pie for dessert.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 boneless pork chops (6 oz. each)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 chipotle chili, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. adobo sauce
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce


  • Place olive oil in heavy skillet and heat over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle pork chops with salt, cayenne pepper, and chili powder and rub into meat. Add pork chops to skillet and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine chipotle chili, adobo sauce, salsa, and tomato sauce in a small bowl.
  • Turn pork chops and cook for 2 minutes. Then add tomato sauce mixture to skillet, bring to a simmer, and simmer for 5 minutes until chops are cooked and tender. Serve immediately.