May
13

Pork Chops with Black Beans

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img_3380xAnother quick and easy favorite meal at our house. My kids don’t really eat the beans, which I guess is why there are always lots of beans leftover. My kids do eat the pork chops, however, and that’s good enough for me.

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Pork Chops with Black Beans

Ingredients:

4-6 pork chops, boneless, cut 3/4″ thick
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 TBSP olive oil
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup salsa
1 TBSP fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. Season pork chops with garlic salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook pork chops in the skillet until browned, about 4 minutes on each side. Remove the pork chops from the skillet.
  3. In the same skillet, combine the beans, salsa and cilantro.
  4. Now, put the pork chops back into the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 5 to 6 minutes or till no pink remains and juices run clear.

Additional Notes:

  • The fresh cilantro really livens up the meal. However, I don’t always have it in the house. Instead I may add a little dried coriander, and top with chopped avocado.
  • Serve with rice.
  • This is a recipe I modified from “Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook.” After nearly 80 years in publication (with many variations and updates along the way), it’s still a great cookbook.

27 Comments

1

Yum, we do pork chops sometimes and bean/cilantro/avacado meals often but I didn’t think to combine them!
Jessie

2

Fast and easy. Two of my favorite ingredients. Love it!

3

My kids will eat anything with black beans now that they are teens. When they were younger, they weren’t so adventurous. We love cilantro, too. Rachel, at Crispy Cook, freezes hers in ice cubes so she has it around all the time.

4

I love the frozen cilantro idea. I’ll have to try that next time I buy a bunch. Come to think of it, I just bought some this week. I guess I’ll add that to my “To Do” list this week. Thanks.

5

I LOVE the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. So many good recipes in there. It’s my go to. I hadn’t thought of using black beans this way, my son (two) and husband will actually eat them so this may be a good way to serve them in my house. Thanks.

6

That’s an interesting combination. I wouldn’t have thought to put a Mexican twist with pork chops. I’m sure it’s great. (My kids wouldn’t go for the beans either.)

7

I like the Mexican elements with beans, cilantro, and avocado. Thanks for sharing.

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