When it comes to pork chops, we’re always looking for two things: a deeply browned crust and juicy, tender meat. You too? Enter these pan-seared beauties. To make things even more delicious, they’re topped with a bright and tangy scallion salsa, which perfectly balances the meat’s richness. It’s all sitting atop a bed of fluffy rice alongside creamy black beans and a cooling lime crema. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! This delicious dish comes together in 30 minutes. What are you waiting for??
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Southwest Spice Blend
Chicken Stock Concentrate
• Wash and dry produce. • Trim and roughly chop scallions. Peel and mince garlic. Zest and quarter lime. Dice tomato. Drain and rinse beans. • In a small pot, combine rice, ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4 servings), and a big pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until rice is tender, 15-18 minutes. • Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
• While rice cooks, in a small bowl, combine scallions, 2 TBSP olive oil, and 1 tsp Southwest Spice (you’ll use more in the next step). Stir in a pinch of garlic and a squeeze of lime juice to taste. Season generously with salt and pepper. Taste and add more garlic and lime juice as needed.
• Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat. Add tomato and remaining garlic; cook, stirring, until softened, 1-2 minutes. • Add beans, stock concentrate, ½ cup water (1⁄3 cup for 4 servings), 1 tsp Southwest Spice (1 TBSP for 4), salt, and pepper. (You’ll use the rest of the Southwest Spice in the next step.) Simmer until thickened, 5-10 minutes. • Turn off heat; stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4). Season with salt and pepper. Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
• Meanwhile, pat pork* dry with paper towels. Season with remaining Southwest Spice, salt, and pepper. • Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook until browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes per side. • Transfer to a cutting board. Once cool enough to handle, slice pork crosswise.
• While pork cooks, in a second small bowl, combine sour cream, half the lime zest, a squeeze of lime juice, and a big pinch of salt. Stir in water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency.
• Fluff rice with a fork; stir in 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings), remaining lime zest, a squeeze of lime juice, salt, and pepper. • Divide rice and pork between plates. Top rice with bean mixture and crema. Top pork with salsa. Cut any remaining lime into wedges and serve on the side.