Skillet Black Beans and Pork #SundaySupper

Skillet Black Beans and Pork tasty & easy recipe for #SundaySupper.I’m a big fan of beans, enjoying them in many different ways–soups, pasta and along with rice. So there was no doubt I needed to participate in the Beantastic #SundaySupper event! But what to share? At first, I thought I might share my basic black beans and rice recipe. It’s a good reliable recipe, but I wanted to make it a bit more interesting. The result was this tasty Skillet Black Beans and Pork recipe.

Serving up pork, black beans and rice is loosely inspired by Cuban cuisine. I’m sure my Cuban friends would be quick to point out ways this differs from their traditional recipes, but hey, it’s very tasty!

Skillet Black Beans and Pork for #SundaySupper

A great thing about combining meat with beans in a dish like this is that it cuts down on the amount of meat needed. Thus, you get plenty of protein, while curbing the fat and expense. Just two modest sized boneless pork chops are used here, rubbed with a garlic/cumin mixture, then sliced thin. Those two pork chops were plenty for 4 substantial servings thanks to the beans.

Follow the cooking times carefully here. Unlike a fattier cut like pork shoulder that might typically feature in a Cuban dish, the lean pork chops cook quickly. A quick sear, then brief simmer with the tomatoes and beans leads to some very flavorful and tender pork. Enjoy over some brown rice, and be sure to serve with some sour cream, as it adds a nice flavor.

Skillet Black Beans and Pork recipe for #SundaySupper.

Wine Pairing: You could make a case to serve this with a Mojito, and I wouldn’t argue! But if you want to stick with wine, as I tend to, this dish has Garnacha written all over it! You might be more familiar with this red wine grape as Grenache, but the flavors of this dish seem to marry particularly well with a Spanish version of it.

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Pork gets cooked along with black beans, onions and peppers for a tasty, Cuban-inspired dish.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Cuban
Serves: 4 servings
  • 2 boneless pork chops
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 14.5 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • low fat sour cream for serving
  1. Make a quick rub for the pork by combining the garlic powder, cumin and salt in a small bowl. Rub it on the pork chops and set aside while you start the other prep.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat, then add the onions. Sauté for a few minutes, then add the peppers and garlic. Sauté for about 5 minutes more, and the onions and peppers should start to soften. Push the onions and peppers to the edge of the pan to make room for the pork.
  3. Slice the pork chops about ½ inch thick, and add them to the center of the pan. Cook the pork for 3 minutes on one side so they start to brown, then turn the pieces to cook on the other side. Cook for another minute or so, then add the diced tomatoes and allspice.
  4. Stir to combine the pork and tomatoes with the onion pepper mixture. Simmer covered for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the cover, stir in the black beans. Cook for about 3 more minutes. The pork should be cooked just right at this point--nice and moist, just cooked through. Cut open a piece to double check.
  6. When the pork is cooked, scoop some of the pork and beans, and serve over rice. Pass sour cream at the table; this adds some nice additional flavor.

Thanks to Tammi from Momma’s Meals for hosting! Be sure to check out all the beantastic dishes from the rest of the #SundaySupper crew!

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  1. says

    Thanks for the reminder to watch the cooking time on the recipe! I always over cook pork! I can’t wait to make this for my family!

  2. says

    Pork chops are one of those meats that you either have to cook quickly till just done or cook the hell out of, long and slow. I love your Cuban-inspired meal, David, and can’t wait to try it. Beautiful colors and flavors!

  3. Diana @DandelionGreensBlog says

    What a fantastic spin on what has mainly become boring pork chops in our home :-) Great recipe, and beautiful photo!


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