Monday, October 1, 2012

Chili Rubbed Pork with Avocado Salsa

This recipe takes a different spin on the regular 'ol pork chop.  It uses a bit of spice and veggies you wouldn't typically think of as a pork chop topper.  How refreshing!  My whole family (even the toddler!) loves this recipe and it also reheats well for left-overs.  Don't let the long ingredient list intimidate you-it's mostly spices you probably already have in your pantry!

Chili Rubbed Pork with Avocado Salsa
1 avocado, pitted and diced
1 tomato
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
Lime juice (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 TB white vinegar
4 pork chops
1 TB olive oil

1.)  Combine diced avocado, tomato, red onion, and lime juice (to taste) in a bowl.  Stir together to combine and refrigerate until pork chops are cooked.
2.)  Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. 
3.) In another bowl, combine salt, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and vinegar.  Stir well! 
4.) Using a spoon, pour sauce over pork chops and rub in on each side.  Pan fry pork chops until they are cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side.
5.) Place cooked pork chops on a platter and spoon the chilled avocado salsa on top.

Sara :)

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