Pork Chops with Rice, Black Beans, and Salsa - Ready in 15 Minutes
This is a quick, easy recipe for a main dish consisting of seasoned pork chops, rice, black beans, and salsa. When a friend first told me about it, I didn't think it sounded like a good combination of foods, but has become a quick meal I enjoy often.
- 4 boneless pork chops, thinly sliced
- 1 bag of boil-in-a-bag rice (2 servings), I use long grain, brown rice
- 8 ounces your favorite salsa
- 1 12 ounce can of black beans
- olive or vegatable oil
- cajun seasoning
- Place the pork chops in a small amount of oil in a skillet on high heat for about 1 minute to sear them.
- Flip the pork chops over and sprinkle Cajun seasoning and pepper on them. Let the chops brown for about one more minute.
- Flip the pork chops again, cooking them on each side over medium heat for an additional 3-4 minutes or until they're not pink inside.
- Prepare the rice while the pork chops cook.
- Cut the pork chops into small pieces, discard the fat and place them back in the skillet.
- When your rice is done pour it into the skillet over the pork chops and mix it together.
- Add the black beans and salsa and mix it all up.
- Heat until thoroughly warmed then serve.
- Serve with sour cream if you want.
There are lots of ways to tweak this recipe to your liking. Sometimes, I put a little BBQ sauce on the chops, or sprinkle garlic on them. You can spice it up a bit by adding hot salsa. There are lots of different kinds of rice to experiment with. Just try different things until you find just the way you like it.