Salsa-Topped Pork Chops
with Jewelled Rice and Crispy Tortilla Topping
Chips for dinner?! We say 'yes'! Our Enchilada Spice Blend brings toasty tortilla chips to the next level and creates a crunchy garnish for this pork and rice dish. Rice dotted with peppers and corn is topped with pork chops smothered in mild salsa.
Pork Chops, boneless
Sweet Bell Pepper
Enchilada Spice Blend
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the oven to 425˚F. Wash and dry all produce. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. pork dry with paper towels. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp Enchilada Spice Blend (dbl for 4 ppl), then season with 1/4 tsp garlic salt (dbl for 4 ppl) and pepper. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then pork. Pan-fry until golden, 2-3 min per side. Transfer pork to the prepared baking sheet, then spoon salsa over top. Roast pork in the middle of the oven until cooked through, 8-12 min.**
Meanwhile, heat a medium pot over medium heat. When hot, add 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then swirl the pot until melted, 1 min. Add rice, corn and 1/2 tbsp Enchilada Spice Blend (dbl for 4 ppl). Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 min. Add 1 1/4 cups water and 1/4 tsp garlic salt (dbl both for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high. Once boiling, reduce heat to low. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min. Remove the pot from heat. Set aside, still covered.
Meanwhile, on a clean surface, core, then cut pepper into 1/2-inch pieces. Thinly slice green onions. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper. Crush tortilla chips in bag. Add tortilla chips, remaining Enchilada Spice Blend and 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl) to the prepared baking sheet, then toss to combine. Set aside.
Add peppers to the same pan (from step 1) over medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 3-4 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from heat.
Meanwhile, toast tortilla chips in the top of the oven until golden-brown, 3-4 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on chips so they don't burn!)
Fluff rice with a fork, then stir in peppers and half the green onions. Divide rice between plates. Top with salsa-topped pork. Sprinkle tortilla chips and remaining green onions over top.