I think I need photography classes and something besides a phone camera! <wink>
Tequila and Lime are the inspiration for these 3 lonely pork chops. Well, actually, in their previous life, they were a pork loin. You know the kind, the ones about the length of a yard stick. It was way too much meat for even an Easter dinner with the family over, so I portioned it out and put some in the freezer. These guys are about 1 1/4″ thick. I wanted to make sure they were tender, thus the crock pot.
Yesterday at the grocery store, I was looking for a quick boost to make something different with these nice thick chops. I happened across a can of Tequila Lime Chicken and Rice, it’s Select Havest so there is no MSG added. It has goodies like corn, rice, tomatoes,green peppers, black beans, white tequila, jalapeno and a few of those words we try our best to ignore…like flavoring…now what is flavoring?
3 pork chops, Tequila Lime Chicken in a can, salt,
black pepper, cayenne, cumin, garlic, onion and flour
Place the flour, salt, black pepper, and cayenne in a bowl.
Stir with a fork until well blended.
Dredge the meat in the flour combo.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to a skillet. You want a high heat to brown the meat.
(If you are using an electic stove top, I suggest using 1 mark below high.)
Brown these beauties because they are now on the pale side.
It will just take a minute or so on each side…not long at all!
Place in the crock pot. (I promise I did not slip in some garlic toast to trick ya’!)
Add the garlic, and chopped onion.
Note to self: 1 diced jalapeno would be good here
(Yes! I cheated…sometimes as wierd as it sounds, we had rather use the instant dehydrated onions.)
Then pour the can of Tequila Lime over the top.
Put a lid on it!
I (almost always) turn to high for 1 hour then reduce to low.
Cook 6-7 hours.
Served on a bed of (more) rice.
Broccoli is a good accompaniment.
Tequila Lime Pork Chops
3 or 4 one-inch thick pork chops
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon oil (for browning pork chops)
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
1 (18.6 oz) can Tequila Lime Chicken and Rice
Mix flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne and cumin in a bowl. Dredge the pork chops in the flour.
Place 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet and heat; add pork chops to brown, about 1 minute on each side.
Move the pork chops to the crock pot. Add onion, garlic and Tequila Lime Chicken and Rice.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours. (My method is to turn the crock pot on high for one hour then cook on low for the remainder of the cooking time.)