"Happy" Pork Chops

"Happy" Pork Chops

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serving: 6
This flavorful recipe for pork chops uses beer and jalapeños for some extra zip. If you want to steer clear of the beer, you can substitute chicken broth. This wonderful recipe is sponsored by the National Pork Board.


  • 6 pork blade steaks (1/2- to 3/4-inch thick), seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons corn or olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small white onion, chopped
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium jalapeño chiles, minced (or to taste)
  • 1 cup beer or water
  • 2 cups chicken broth or water
  • Fresh chopped cilantro


  1. Heat oil in large skillet; add pork. Sear pork on both sides on medium-high heat just until brown, about 1 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and cover loosely with foil.
  2. Add garlic and onions to skillet. Cook and stir until tender, about 2 minutes, scraping up brown bits from bottom of skillet. Add rice, stirring constantly until rice just begins to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add tomatoes, jalapeño chiles, beer and broth or water. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Place pork on top of rice; cover. Simmer 8 or 9 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired.

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