Santa Fe Pork Chops

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"Tender pork chops with a hint of Mexico, livened up with lime and cilantro infused cherry tomatoes. Try this Mexican tomato rub/sauce on chicken, burgers or even steaks."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (282.9 g)
  • Calories 427.6
  • Total Fat - 25.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 118.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1403.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 43.2 g
  • Calcium - 46.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 9.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Combine 1 teaspoon lime zest, chilli powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt; rub on all sides of pork chops. Heat olive oil on medium high in a large non stick frypan, add pork chops; cook turning once , about 7 or 8 minutes on each side or until no longer pink near bone. Remove to a warm platter, cover to keep warm.

Step 2

Using the same frypan, over medium heat; cook tomatoes, garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, stirring occasionally until heated thrugh, about 1 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in lime juice and remaining 1/2 teaspoon lime zest. sprinkle with cilantro and serve warm over pork chops.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Great chops. Loved this combination. Other than having to sub parsley for the cilanto I made as posted. (didn't have the cilantro, snipped in curly and Italian parsley from my herb barrel) Can't wait to serve these delicious chops to family and friends.

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(26 Sep 2013)


Great pork chops! Cut the recipe in half but made the full amount of the sauce. And I am glad I did, it is full of flavour. I did not use the cherry tomatoes, I used small ones from my garden and cut them small. Thank you Derf for sharing!

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(22 Sep 2013)