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What’s For Dinner – Mexican Pork Chop Packets

Posted by on May. 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Dinner is a hard thing to do every week. That's why I love testing out new dinner recipes. It keeps me on my toes in the kitchen and keeps the family from getting bored out of their minds with the same old same old. This recipe for Mexican Pork Chops is great, not only because of the easy to follow directions, but because of the minimal clean up. With the use of tinfoil, there is virtually no clean up to be had. Everything cooks inside one easy to make packet. 

Here's what you'll need:

4 sheets heavy duty aluminum foil

4 boneless pork chops, about ½ inch thick

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 cup medium chunky salsa

1 can whole kernel corn, or 1 10 oz package of frozen whole kernel corn

½ cup chopped green bell pepper

PREHEAT oven to 450°F or grill to medium-high.

PLACE one pork chop on each sheet of Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil; sprinkle evenly with chili powder. Spread salsa over pork chops. Top with vegetables.

BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make four packets.

BAKE 16 to 18 minutes on a cookie sheet in oven OR GRILL 10 to 12 minutes in covered grill.

Moms, what is your favorite go to weeknight dinner?

by on May. 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on May. 17, 2012 at 8:42 AM

I would say that our fave go to meal would be spaghetti because it's cheap and it fills them up.

But these pork chops look scrumptious.

by Ticia on May. 17, 2012 at 9:46 AM
My favorite go tos are pasta or homemade pizza.
by Bronze Member on May. 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

 Sounds yummy ! I dont think the rest of my family would eat it though :(

I make chicken packets.

You just cut up portion sized pieces of chicken breast and put them in a pocket of aluminum with some olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper, onion, and sliced bell pepper. Its the juicest most yummiest chicken ever ! :) I usually serve it with a veggie or with yellow rice and black beans.

by Danelle on May. 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Looks interesting

by Bronze Member on May. 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM

These look really good and I have the ingredients to make them. Maybe I will make them Friday, but what to serve with them?

I'm thankful for a hubby that loves me, 4 healthy children, a warm
place to sleep and enough food for our meals... God bless America!

by on May. 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM
ours is chicken and fries, quick and easy lol
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by Bronze Member on May. 17, 2012 at 11:34 AM


by Amanda on May. 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Sounds great!

Chicken stir fry is my go to
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by Member on May. 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM


by Mandee on May. 17, 2012 at 2:31 PM

That looks great! My go to are often pasta dishes!

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