Cajun Pork with Spicy Beans

Dinner in a Half Hour

I found this recipe about six or seven years ago.  It's quick to make; very easy to do.  It tastes wonderful.  It can be made for a weeknight supper. 

 

 Cajun Pork with Spicy Beans

2 teaspoons Cajun spice mix

4 boneless pork chops (about 1 1/4 pounds)

1 Tablespoon olive oil

1 red onion, chopped

1 sweet red pepper, chopped

1 can (19 ounces) black beans, drained but not rinsed

1 can (8 ounces) corn niblets, drained

1 medium tomato, chopped

chopped mushrooms to taste

2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce

Cooked brown rice as an acommpaniment ( We like Uncle Ben's microwave ready rice pouches.  They cook in 90 seconds and come in any flavor you could want.)

 

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon spice mix on both sides of chops.  Heat olive oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add chops; cook 3 minutes.  Turn over.  Add onion and pepper around meat and mushrooms if using fresh.  Cover and cook 7 minutes or until pork is almost cooked in center.

Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon spice mixture; cook 1 minute.  Add black beans, corn, tomato, and barbeque sauce; simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.  Serve with rice.  No need for a separate vegetable on the side.  You put them in the main dish.  Great with a good crusty bread.  Of course, you can tweak this depending on your taste for spicy.  You could add more or less of the Cajun spice mix and barbeque sauce.  Garlic tastes good with this dish when sauteed in the olive oil before adding the pork chops. 

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