cajun pork chops
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Cajun Pork Chops

A recipe for the most delicious and tender Cajun Pork Chops in a just-spicy-enough tomato sauce that is ready in under 30 minutes. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Cajun pork chops, Easy pork chops
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Kate

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Rub the pork chops with Cajun seasoning (approximately 1/2 teaspoon per side pork chop,). Allow to sit for a few minutes to let the Cajun seasoning seep into the pork chops while you prepare the onions.
  • Thinly slice the onions. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet and saute the onions for about 5 minutes over medium heat. Remove the sauteed onions to a plate and set aside.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over high heat in the same large skillet, and add the pork chops. Sear for about 5 minutes on each side. The pork chops will not be fully cooked yet.
     
  • Add in the sauteed onions and the crushed tomatoes. Top with 1.5 - 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning and give everything a gentle stir. Season with salt and pepper (if your Cajun seasoning isn't already salty and spicy enough), or additional Cajun seasoning if you like things spicy!
  • Bring the tomato sauce to a gentle simmer (you'll see small bubbles in between the pork chops). Lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the sauce thickens a bit and the pork chops reach a temperature of 160F in the thickest part. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
     

Notes

  • Check the ingredients in your Cajun seasoning - some already contain salt. If yours already has salt, you can skip it from this recipe.
  • If you don't like things too spicy, use less Cajun seasoning, or substitute some paprika. You'll still get a delicious flavor but with less heat.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 619mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 2585IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1.8mg