Chuletas Contentas (Happy Pork Chops)

Cut:

Loin or Roast

Ingredients:

  • 6 Salmon Creek Farms center cut pork loin chops (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

Instructions:

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. 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.

Place pork on top of rice; cover. Simmer 8 or 9 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired.

* Chicken broth or water may be substituted for the beer in this recipe. If using water only, additional salt and pepper may be needed.

Serves 6.