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Mexican Style Pork Chops

Just Mexican Food
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • Stovetop
  • Spatula
  • Cooking Thermometer
  • Skillet
  • Large bowl


  • 2 tsp. of Cumin
  • 1 tbsp. of Oregano
  • 1 tbsp. of Paprika
  • 2 tsp. of Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp. of Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup of Salsa- The brand depends on your taste! While it may sound strange to use a salsa we eat chips with it enhances the flavor of the pork chop! You can always make your own if you want a fresher taste.
  • 8 Boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 tbsp. of Olive Oil
  • 1 Bunch of Cilantro Chopped


  • In the first step, you should marinate the pork chops. In a large bowl, place the pork chops inside. Make sure that they are defrosted. Poor the seasonings on top as well as the oil. Using your clean hands, massage the seasonings and the oil into each one of the pork chops. Make sure to massage it well so the flavors absorb into the meat.
  • Place the meat inside your fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes covered.
  • In the big pan/skillet, you should hear the oil, chopped vegetables, and salsa. Let it simmer on medium to high heat. The white onions, garlic, and green onions should brown during this process. As the smell enters the air, you can get your pork chops ready.
  • After the oil and mixture are heated up, add the pork chops one at a time. The pork chops will take some time to cook depending on the thickness. However, compared to other meats like Chicken, Pork takes longer to cook appropriately on the inside.
  • Make sure to keep checking each side of your pork chops. They should be slightly brown, seared, and without any pink. With the spatula, press the meat against the skillet, you should hear a satisfying sizzle sound as you do this. The pork will secrete grease and juices with strong flavors.
  • It is important to note that the color of the meat, however, is not a good indicator of whether it is well done or good to eat. The only way to know for sure is to use a food thermometer. To check the internal temperature, stick the needle into the middle of the pork chop. If you have a digital one it should read the temperature quickly. The internal temperature needs to be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In the last step, you should create side dishes. While you can eat the pork chop alone, it tastes delicious on top of yellow Mexican rice or shredded with a tortilla. Serve the pork chops when you are ready with the side dishes or toppings!


Tips and Tricks on Cooking Mexican Pork Chops

There are a few tips and tricks that you can use to cook a delicious and safe Mexican Pork Chop. The first thing I recommend is to marinate the meat for at least 24 hours! If you can, each time you buy meat, pre-season it and massage the seasonings, and mixes into the meat.
For the meat that you will eat soon, place it in the fridge to cook. If you are not going to cook it soon, place it in the freezer. This will save you time in the future. Defrosting meat is also not hard. You can use hot water to defrost the ice from the plastic gallon-sized bag.
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