Quick Braised Pork Chops With Salsa

Quick Braised Pork Chops With Salsa from ZagLeft - a perfect recipe for college students

I’ve been busy this summer trying out new recipes and ideas for the College Student Meals section of the blog.  I’ve got quite a few new recipes and updated menus I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks.  We’ve had quite a few successes which you’ll start seeing soon and unfortunately, we’ve also had a couple of “flops”, or recipes that aren’t quite “blog-worthy”.  Be assured, those won’t be making it to the blog.  The recipe I have for you today is totally blog-worthy and absolutely delicious.  It’s for an easy and tasty, Quick Braised Pork Chops With Salsa.  Many people think braising takes a long time to do.  Not so.  This meal can be made in minutes with only a few ingredients.

Quick Braised Pork Chops With Salsa from ZagLeft

I start out by using thin boneless pork chops, about 1/2-inch thick and season both sides with salt and pepper.  Place the pork chops in hot oil in a saute’ pan and brown about 3 minutes per side.  Remove the pork chops from the pan and set aside on a plate.  Add chicken broth to the pan and your favorite salsa.  Stir together well.  Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the temperature down to a simmer. Return the pork chops to the pan, cover and braise until cooked through, another 3 minutes or so.

Quick Braised Pork Chops With Salsa from ZagLeft b

What does the term, “braise” mean?  It simply means to fry foods lightly, then cook them in a liquid slowly in a closed container.  

I would recommend making four pork chops.  They’d be great the next day in a salad or sandwich or wrap.

Serve with rice or pasta.

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Quick Braised Pork Chops With Salsa

The recipe I have for you today is this easy and tasty, Quick Braised Pork Chops With Salsa. Many people think braising takes a long time to do. Not so. This meal can be made in minutes with only a few ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 pork chops
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 4 inch boneless pork chops, trimmed of fat, about 1/2- thick
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup your favorite salsa

Instructions

  • Season both sides of the pork chops
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Place the pork chops in the hot oil and brown about 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove the pork chops from the pan and set aside on a plate. Add the chicken broth to the pan and "deglaze" the pan, scraping up the brown bits with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the salsa and stir together well. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer 3-4 minutes.
  • Return the pork chops to the pan and spoon a little of the sauce over the tops of each pork chop.
  • Cover and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until pork chops are completely cooked through.

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