You’ll Love These Mexican Pork Chops
Porktober. It’s a thing. So to honor my love of pork, and this fine month dedicated to it, I’m sharing two easy pork chop recipes! One is a simple oven roasted pork chop recipe, with just a few simple spices. The other is the most delicious Mexican Pork Chops made with a red sauce and melty cheese. SO good! I love a good easy dinner recipe and these two are so easy!
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Pork Chops are Awesome!
I’m so excited to share two of my favorite pork chops recipes with you guys today! I love to make pork chops for dinner and we usually have them at least once a week. This first recipe for Mexican Pork Chops is ridiculous! It’s something that my mom used to make for us growing up that I absolutely loved!
She always made them in an electric frying pan and they would simmer away, filling the house with this amazing aroma and I knew that they were going to be moist, cheesy, delicious and soul-satisfying. They don’t photograph all that pretty but trust me, you need to make these for your family. I think it’s one of the most perfect dinner recipes ever created.
Pork Chops are Awesome for Family Dinners
Pork Chops are super versatile and this might sound funny to say, but they can be dressed up or dressed down. I’m not talking about adding earrings and pumps, I’m just saying you can make these fancy for guests or as comfort food for your family.
Chops are great for speedy family dinners. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the chops you are using but they take about the same amount of time as chicken. I also like to cook with pork roasts, which become all tender and shreddy in a crockpot. And a recipe that we eat just about every week is a simply roasted pork loin that we make in the oven.
(As you can tell from this image, this post was originally from 2013. At the time, Costco has awesome deals on pork. I’m not sure if they still have this promotion during the month of October. But I do know that Costco is still a great place to buy pork chops!)
Why I buy Costco Pork Chops
I love to buy meat at Costco. The quality of their meat is amazing but you don’t feel like you are paying top dollar for it. It is the only place I buy my short ribs and after using the Costco pork chops it looks like it is now my go-to pork product location too.
Costco pork chops come in large packs and the chops are thick and juicy. It’s such a great value! One pack is enough for a large family meal with leftovers. Or you can try to split it into two meals.
How to Make Mexican Pork Chops
It’s amazing that you only need a few ingredients but you get so much flavor out of them. Those are my favorite kinds of recipes.
Ingredients for Mexican Pork Chops
- 4-6 pork chops, about 1″ thick
- 1 brown onion, chopped
- 2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 2 cans condensed tomato soup
- 4 oz. diced green chilies
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or more if you like things extra cheesy!)
Here are some time-saving tips for you because I like to be lazy on purpose: I’ve been buying my groceries on Amazon Fresh. Yes, it costs a little bit more but I think the time it saves me is worth every penny. And because I usually shop from a list, I am not browsing and adding random things that I don’t need. So the lack of impulse buys really does save money. Try the Amazon Fresh Free Trial!
Costco now offers delivery as well which is awesome since I prefer to buy my meat from them.
From Amazon fresh, I buy pre-chopped onions. It saves so much time in prepping dinner. I usually buy one container and use it for several recipes throughout the week. I also buy frozen crushed garlic cubes. I hate smelling like garlic when I crush it so this helps!
Instructions for Relleno Style Pork Chops
- Brown the chops in a pan with a little bit of olive oil and remove from the pan.
- Add the garlic and onion and saute until softened and browned.
- Add the green chilies and tomato soup to the onion and garlic and add the pork chops back in the pan.
- Cover and simmer.
I don’t think there is something that says “comfort” than “cover and simmer.” You just know you are going to get something tender and amazing. You will want to check back from time to time to give it a little stir so the sauce doesn’t burn on the bottom. The sauce thickens and cooks down which really concentrates the flavors. Yum, right?
- When the chops are cooked through, add cheese to each one and cover until melted.
SO good! I love these served over rice with extra sauce and some sort of roasted veggie. This is a recipe that I would cook for a Sunday supper. The recipe is not difficult but just needs some time to cook. I like to keep my weeknight meals extra quick and simple. I can’t wait to hear how you guys like this recipe!
Printable Mexican Pork Chops Recipe
- 6 Pork Chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
- 1 Large Brown Onion, chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 Cans Condensed Tomato Soup
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 2 tsp Oregano
- 1 4 oz Can Diced Green Chilies
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese, or more, based on your preference
- Trim excess fat from chops.
- In a frying pan, brown the pork chops on both sides (can be done in olive oil or butter).
- Remove from pan and set aside.
- Add onion and garlic to pan and cook until softened and browned.
- Stir in soup, oregano, cumin and green chilies.
- Return pork chops and juices to pan, cover and simmer for 45 minutes until meat is no longer pink.
- Stir the sauce several times throughout cooking and baste meat with the sauce.
- When pork is cooked through, sprinkle each chop with shredded cheddar cheese.
- Cover pan and let stand 3 to 5 minutes until cheese melts.
- Serve over rice.
Serving Size4 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 746Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 226mgSodium 893mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 16gProtein 70g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
What’s your favorite pork chop recipe? Leave me a comment and let me know! I think Mexican Pork Chops are my favorite. But I think my kids would say the Baked Pork Chops rule!