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Pork Chops with Sofrito

Pork Chops with SofritoThin chops prepared by quick-braise makes for a fast and easy dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:

8 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2-inch thick
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup white onion, diced
1 cup green bell pepper, diced
1 cup red bell pepper, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 (8-ounce) cans Salsa de Tomate (LaPreferida or Goya brands)
1 teaspoon chili powder

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork loin chops and brown 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add diced onions, peppers and garlic; cook 5 minutes until browned and softened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add tomato sauce and chili powder, cook 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to low and return pork loin chops to pan. Simmer 8 to10 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C).
  5. Serve over yellow rice with pigeon peas.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 216 calories; Protein: 26 grams; Fat: 9 grams; Sodium: 429 milligrams; Cholesterol: 67 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Carbohydrates: 11 grams; Fiber: 2 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.