Pork Chops Mexicana

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4 servings

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  • Cook chops in large non-stick fry pan sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 2 to 3 min. on each side or until browned on both sides.
  • Mix peanut butter, tomatoes, cocoa and cinnamon; spoon over chops. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min. or until chops are no longer pink in the centres and sauce is thickened, turning chops over and stirring sauce after 3 min.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro.

Variation - Chicken Mexicana

Prepare as directed, substituting 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness, for the pork chops.

Special Extra

For added flavour, sprinkle 1 tsp. ground cumin or chili powder evenly over the chops before browning.

Food Facts

Using unsweetened cocoa in this sauce imparts the flavour of a traditional Mexican mole sauce. The chocolate contributes a rich flavour without adding sweetness.


  • 4 servings

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  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Nutrition Bonus

Excellent source of B-vitamins and iron, good source vitamins A & C, moderate dietary fibre.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 371
% Daily Value
Total fat 19.8g
Saturated fat 4.9g
Cholesterol 73mg
Sodium 1099mg
Carbohydrate 19.6g
Dietary fibre 3.9g
Protein 32.7g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Calcium 14 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • AnetaM |

    I used SALSA instead of tomatoes - it turned out pretty good. This is definitely a keeper!

  • spider_legz |

    This was the most disappointing recipe I have ever made. Once it was cooked, we couldn't convince each other to taste it, and I ended up washing the pork chops off and slathering them in BBQ sauce to hopefully make them usable. I flushed the sauce away. Wish I could have a better review.

  • JenTaitum |

    Use canned tomatoes for making salsa and serve on rice. It's actually pretty good. Tastes even better the next day