Nacho Pork Chops and Refried Beans

24 Feb

The chops are delicious and easy to prepare and the beans round the meal out. Add a salad and you’ve got dinner. It’s National Tortilla Chip Day, let’s celebrate!

Time: 30 minutes          Serves: 4


  • Chops

  • 4 boneless pork chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1 packet store-bought or batch of your favorite homemade taco seasoning
  • 2 cups (or more) crushed Kettle brand TIAS Nacho Cheddar chips, or your favorite flavor, or Doritos if you prefer
  • 1 egg whisked with 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Beans

  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 tbsp bacon grease
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes
  • sea salt, to taste
  • cheddar cheese, shredded

How to make it

  • Chops

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Place a baking rack on top of a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  • Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Rub taco seasoning into each side of all chops. Dip in egg wash then press into chips to coat well. Add chops to skillet and cook until browned, 2-3 minutes on each side. Transfer chops to prepared rack. Place in oven and cook for about 15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145-150. Remove from oven and let rest for about 10 minutes before serving.
  • Beans

  • Mash beans in a bowl with potato masher. Add onion and some sea salt and mix to combine. In a skillet, heat oil and bacon grease over medium heat. Add beans and stir constantly until heated through. Top with cheese when serving.
  • This went perfectly with salsa verde. Also could have added a squirt of fresh lime, a sprinkle of chopped cilantro, and a side of avocado.

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