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Chuletas Contentas (Happy Pork Chops)

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Chuletas Contentas (Happy Pork Chops)

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  • 6 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops ((1/2- 3/4-inch thick), seasoned with salt and pepper)
  • 2 Tbsp. corn oil (OR olive oil)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 white onion (small, chopped)
  • 2 cups rice (uncooked)
  • 4 plum tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 jalapeno chilies (medium, minced, or to taste)
  • 1 cup beer (OR water)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (OR water)
  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
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    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 6-8 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro if desired.
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    Robert Pierce 2 years ago
    LOL, I completely agree with Jim VP, no where near enough flavor .... WHERE'S THE SALT FOR THE RICE?! Adding a bit of cumin, chile powder, ground coriander and/or paprika to the chop, in addition to the S&P called for, BEFORE browning will also add TONS of flavor. I hope this helps others to tweak this incomplete recipe ... oivay.
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    Jim VP 3 years ago
    I like the technique. It's easy to make, but turns out relatively flavorless. I'll make it again, but marinate the chops, as well as add more seasoning and veggies to the rice.
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    Cindy 4 years ago
    I was a little disappointed in this meal. The chops had no flavor. Wish i would have seasoned them before Browning. I also expected the rice to be a little spicier. I never eat hot things so i would definitely notice the heat if there was some, and there just wasn't. Also really don't need to cook 2 cups of rice. One would have been plenty and i wouldn't waste a good beer cooking the rice. Broth is sufficient. I'll try this one more time with my own suggestions and see how it goes.
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    ramos 5 years ago
    yummy delicious........
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    Lika Bolton 5 years ago
    THE RICE has just the right amount of spice to it! I added 1/2 cup of more of the beer (bud light platinum). It was perfect!! Will definitely make again