Southwestern Pork Chops

Southwestern Pork Chops

Use your favorite tomato-based salsa as a quick and easy way to get spicy Southwestern flavor without a lot of chopping.

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chop and about 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa)


  • none Cooking spray
  • 4 none (4-ounce) lean boneless pork loin chops, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley (optional)


1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray; place over high heat until hot. Press chops with palm of hand to flatten slightly; add to pan, and cook 1 minute on each side or until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low.

2. Combine salsa and lime juice; pour over chops. Simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes or until chops are done. If desired, sprinkle chops with cilantro.

carbo rating: 1

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 190none
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 8.3g
  • Saturated fat: 2.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 25.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 2g
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 71mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 132mg
  • Calcium: 21mg

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