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 one of my favorite easy meals to prepare.
- 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 pork 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.
Have you tried this recipe? What's your twist or variation of the recipe?