Tex-Mex breaded pork chops

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A really simple recipe that livens up pork chops.

I make my own Tex-Mex mix / Taco mix but you can buy it in packet form in most supermarkets. I notice in the US (Walmart), you can even buy a 200g container of it! Be a while before that's available over here I guess. Anyway, I do prefer my own!

After I made these I went on a search for a commercial blend 'tex-mex taco mix' that was available in large quantities. I found Old India Taco Seasoning and was very pleased with the results.

I cooked these in the oven as it was already on for the Spicy honey-glazed butternut squash. It also uses less fat this way. You could just as easily grill or fry these.

Tex-Mex breaded pork chops
Accompanied by Spicy honey glazed butternut squash and broccoli
Servings:Serves 2
Calories per serving:640
Ready in:30 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:25 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:30th June 2014

Best recipe review

The spice makes the difference.


The livens-up an average pork chop, and makes an exceptional one brilliant.

The Judge

Old El Paso Taco Mix, the BIG container!


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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F - gas 4), [fan oven 160° C & reduce cooking time by 10 mins per hour]


  1. Mix the breadcrumbs, cornmeal and Tex-Mex mix together and spread out on a plate
  2. Dip the pork chops in the beaten egg, then coat the pork chops with the spicy breadcrumb mix
  3. Place on a baking tray with a wire grid and bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Check that the pork is properly cooked, allow to rest for 5 minutes, then serve.

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