1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp salt
pinch freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
pinch red pepper flakes
1 tbsp canola oil
1 can (19-oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup chunky salsa (watch sugar content)
1/2 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Low-fat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, optional
In a small bowl combine the garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and pepper flakes to make a rub. Rub this mixture all over the pork chops.
Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add the chops. Cook the pork chops 5 minutes per side, lowering heat if necessary. Remove the chops to a plate. Remove fat and bits from the pan and return the chops with any juices on the plate.
Add the beans, salsa, and corn to the skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 10 to 15 minutes until sauce is hot and chops are cooked through. Remove to serving platter and sprinkle with the chopped cilantro. Add a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
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