Mexican Pork Chop Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or as needed
  • 6pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups uncooked rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, or more to taste
  • ½ (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1red bell pepper, sliced into rings
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, or to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork chops in the hot oil, in batches if necessary, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer chops to a 9×13-inch baking dish and season with salt. Pour rice around the pork chops.

  • Step 3

    Mix water, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning together in a bowl. Pour over pork chops and rice. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until rice is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed, about 1 hour. Remove cover and top with bell pepper rings and Cheddar cheese. Continue baking until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes more.

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