Photo: Karry Hosford
4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 3/4 cup pepper mixture)

The ancho chile powder transforms ordinary pork chops into a Mexican-inspired meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine chile powder, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of pork with chile mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Step 2

Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add onion, peppers, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; sauté 4 minutes. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in juice.

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Ratings & Reviews

EllenDeller's Review

July 21, 2012
This was simple and really, really delicious. Made my own ancho chili powder for a fraction of the cost of a bottle simply by grinding a dried ancho (buy in big bags in Mexican food section) with cumin and corriander seeds and a dash of garlic salt and I used a bit more than the recipe suggests because we like stronger flavors. Put the peppers & onions in with the pork after I turned the chops, saving a pan and melding flavors. Used juice of a whole lime drizzled over all. Served with corn on the cob and some sliced jicama. Using calorie king, I do come up with 308 per serving though, and the extra lime juice doesn't add that much! So I wonder if the calorie count given in the mag/website is too low?