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Mexican Style Pork Chops with a Smoky Tomato Sauce

 Mexican Style Pork Chops

This recipe for Mexican style pork chops is made with a smoky tomato sauce that I am positive you will love! I could eat the sauce all by itself it’s really that yummy! Morita chilies are what gives the sauce the delicious smoky flavor. This is a pretty easy recipe to whip up and I usually have enough leftovers for lunch the next day.

mexican style pork chops

This meal is also cheap! That is if you keep your pantry stocked with dried chilies and spices. I do, so all I had to buy was the tomato sauce and pork chops. I always use boneless thin cut chops and they turn out great every time. If you have some frozen pork chops in your freezer and don’t know what to do with them I highly suggest this recipe! The sauce is not spicy at all. If you prefer it to be spicy you can always add in a few árbol chilies.

pork chops

Refried black beans or rice are the perfect side dish for this recipe. We also like to eat this with warmed corn tortillas. Please let me know if you make it I would love to know how it turned out. Enjoy!

mexican style pork chops
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Pork Chops with a Smoky Tomato Sauce

These delicious Mexican style pork chops will become a family favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword mexican pork chops
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 330 kcal
Author Carissa


For the pork chops

  • 8-10 thin cut pork chops
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil

For the sauce

  • 29 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 3 guajillo chilies
  • 2 pasilla chilies
  • 3 morita chilies
  • 1 garlic clove
  • a pinch of ground cumin
  • a pinch of oregano
  • 2 cups of water from chilies


For the sauce

  1. Over medium heat simmer the chilies with 4 cups of water for about 15 min.
  2. Transfer the chilies to a blender with about 2 1/2 cups of the water, the tomato sauce, garlic clove, ground cumin and oregano.
  3. Blend for about 2 minutes.
  4. Set sauce aside.

For the pork chops

  1. In a large skillet heat up 1/3 cup of oil over medium heat.
  2. When oil is hot fry the pork chops. About 2 min on each side. Fry no more than 3 at a time.
  3. Throw away the oil leaving only a couple of tablespoons in the skillet.
  4. Turn heat to medium and push through a strainer the blended tomato sauce in to the skillet.
  5. Simmer the sauce for about 5 min.
  6. Return the pork chops to the skillet with the sauce.
  7. Serve and refrigerate any leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
Pork Chops with a Smoky Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 611mg27%
Potassium 903mg26%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1420IU28%
Vitamin C 7.8mg9%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mexican style pork chops with a delicious smoky tomato sauce. You will love this!

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