Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
I love chipotle peppers in adobo sauce! Here is a skillet pork chop recipe that I threw together, using the chiles with garlic and onions. Hope you like it!!
- 5 (1 1/2 lb) center-cut thin pork chops (bone in)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons light olive oil, divided
- 1⁄2 cup white onion, chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
- 2 chipotle chiles in adobo, and
- 2 teaspoons adobo sauce, out of a 7 . 5 ounce can (I like El Mexicano brand)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried oregano (or Mexican oregano)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cumin
- Season both sides of the chops with salt and pepper.
- Heat 1 TBSP of the oil in a large texas skillet on medium heat and brown the chops on both sides for about 1 minute per side. Remove the chops to a plate.
- In the same skillet, heat the other TBSP of oil and add the onions, garlic, and chopped chipotle peppers. Saute the vegetables until the onions are soft, about 2 or 3 minutes. Turn the heat down to low.
- Stir in the oregano, cumin, and adobo sauce. Stir all together and heat through, about 2 or 3 more minutes.
- Add the chops back to the skillet and keep the heat on low. Spoon the pepper and onion mixture over and around the chops.
- Cook the meat on low for 10 minutes on each side until no longer pink.
My husband & I liked it but thought it was very hot (are we wimps? Maybe.). I would cut down on the chipotle next time for us. I used celery and red pepper instead of onion cuz I hate onion and served over Mexican rice w/ a dollop of guacamole and sour cream on top. I might add a diced tomato or 2 next time to up the "sauciness" as it wasn't very saucy (I did add some water to help). Overall good!
Delicious! A nice blend of tastes when you don't want "plain ole pork chops". The chipotle, onions and garlic blend nicely. The oregano and cumin is ever so subtle and quite tasty. Nothing difficult about the preparation either.