STREAMING NOW: Nigella: At My Table

Ancho Pork Chops and Peppers

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“I use ancho chile powder a lot – it adds a nice, smoky flavor to dishes. This recipe adapted from Cooking Light turns ordinary pork chops into a Mexican-inspired meal.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl combine the ancho powder, cumin, granulated garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. Rub the spice mixture onto both sides of the pork chops.
  3. Over medium-high temperature in a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil, then brown the pork chops, 4 minutes per side or until done (depending on the thickness of the chops); remove meat from pan and set aside, keeping warm.
  4. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and the butter to the skillet you cooked the pork in and allow them to melt together, then add the onion, bell peppers, sherry, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and sauté for 4 minutes or until cooked to desired texture.
  5. Add the minced garlic cloves and sauté 1 additional minute, then remove from heat and stir in the lime juice; season to taste with freshly ground pepper.
  6. Serve browned pork chops and sautéed peppers together – they go well with rice and beans.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a