Comida Kraft
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Pork Chops Mexicana

Prep Time
10
min.
Total Time
21
min.
Servings

4 servings

We're not sure who thought to put peanuts, cocoa and cinnamon in a Tex-Mex pork chop skillet, but we do know they had a genius idea!

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Make It

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  • Cook chops in large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 2 to 3 min. on each side or until browned on both sides.
  • Combine salsa, peanuts, cocoa and cinnamon; spoon over chops. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 min. or until chops are done and sauce is thickened, turning chops over and stirring sauce after 3 min.
  • Top with cilantro.
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Chicken Mexicana

Prepare as directed, substituting 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness, for the pork chops.

Special Extra

For added flavor, sprinkle 1 tsp. ground cumin or chili powder over the chops before browning.

Food Facts

Using the unsweetened cocoa powder in this sauce imparts the flavor of a traditional Mexican mole sauce. The chocolate contributes a rich flavor without adding sweetness.

Servings

  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 1-1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This rich and flavorful recipe uses peanuts in place of added fat to help your family eat right.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 270
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 740mg
Carbohydrate 10g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 8 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from I made this last night after I came home from work and it was a great recipe for a quick work night... I made this last night after I came home from work and it was a great recipe for a quick work night dinner. There is almost no prep work! Also, it's fun twist on the regular pork chop night! I used the whole jar of salsa and it was great to have a little extra sauce. I also sprinkled the chops with cumin, cilantro, chili powder, and cinnamon on both sides before cooking. The chops cooked quickly and i served them with the sauce over brown rice and with a salad on the side.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a great idea for jazzing up ordinary pork chops. This was a great idea for jazzing up ordinary pork chops. It was super easy to prep and the suggested cooking times in the recipe worked out perfectly. It is important to turn your burner to medium-low before you add the sauce. This will keep the sauce true-to-form and the chops won't overcook.
Date published: 2008-08-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was so quick and easy, and tasted like it had been simmering all day, and i served it over some... It was so quick and easy, and tasted like it had been simmering all day, and i served it over some minute brown rice. Im allergic to Peanuts so i subbed it with cashews and it was great, and the cummin on the chops before you brown then gives a great smoky flavor, my husband loved it.
Date published: 2006-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I coated the pork with equal parts cumin/chili powder before frying with sauted onions. I coated the pork with equal parts cumin/chili powder before frying with sauted onions. I didnt have peanuts but had honey roasted cashews, so I substituted. Served with pasta and remaining sauce from pork. Topped with velveeta cheese and sauted onions. OMG!!!! This was awesome.
Date published: 2007-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I thought the cocoa ingredient was going to be strange also. I thought the cocoa ingredient was going to be strange also. But I went ahead and used it and it really enhanced the taste. I also added a little bit of honey to sweeten things up just a bit. It's a terrific easy dish and one that my family loved.
Date published: 2005-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good. So good. It tasted authentic, which I really liked. I made it with some chipotle peppers and my husband and I loved it! Next time I'm going to use the sauce and make a pork roast in the crock pot. Can't wait to eat it with fresh flour tortillas.
Date published: 2009-01-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was a great spin on pork chops. This was a great spin on pork chops. I accidently put too much cinnamon in it but it was delicious. Between the salsa, peanuts and cocoa it was warm and delicious, my husband was LITERALLY licking his plate. My toddler even ate it!
Date published: 2006-09-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe is great as it is but it does taste better with the cumin sprinkled before browning the... This recipe is great as it is but it does taste better with the cumin sprinkled before browning the chops, This is definately one that we use on a regular occasion. Way to go Kraft, we have many a recipe we use from this site.
Date published: 2005-11-13
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