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Southwest-Style Slow-Cooker Pork Chops

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  • 10 min prep time
  • 4 hr 20 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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It’s not the same old pork chops! Tender chops slow-cooked with flavorful creamy mashed pinto beans make a tasty dinner for four.

Ingredients

4
bone-in center-cut pork loin chops, 3/4 inch thick (about 2 lb)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon Mexican seasoning
1/2
cup salsa
1
cup frozen whole kernel corn
2
cans (15 oz each) pinto beans, drained, rinsed
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the seasoning. Cook pork chops in skillet 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2 In 3- to 4 1/2- quart slow cooker, mix remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon seasoning, the salsa, corn and beans until well blended. Top with pork chops, overlapping as necessary, pressing gently into bean mixture.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 4 Remove pork chops to serving platter. Cover to keep warm. With fork or potato masher, mash beans slightly until slightly thickened. Serve pork chops over beans. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  • 1 Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the seasoning. Cook pork chops in skillet 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until brown.
  • 2 In 3- to 4 1/2- quart slow cooker, mix remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon seasoning, the salsa, corn and beans until well blended. Top with pork chops, overlapping as necessary, pressing gently into bean mixture.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 4 Remove pork chops to serving platter. Cover to keep warm. With fork or potato masher, mash beans slightly until slightly thickened. Serve pork chops over beans. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Expert Tips

Browning the pork chops before placing them in the slow cooker adds flavor to this dish.

Substitute black beans or red beans for pinto beans in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
1110mg
46%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7g
28%
Sugars
9g
9%
Protein
33g
33%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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