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Latin American pork chops with black beans and rice
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Black Beans and Rice with Adobo Pork Chops Recipe

Black beans and rice is a classic Latin American dinner. It is popular to serve with pan seared pork chops or chuletas  The pork uses adobo seasoning and the beans have a combination of sofrito and recaito for a truly authentic meal popular in Cuba and many other Latin countries including my home country of Panama. 

Course Main dish
Cuisine Latin American
Keyword adobo, chops, chuletas, frijoles, pork, recaito, sofrito
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 8 servings
Calories 496 kcal



Black Beans:

Pork Chops:

  • 8 pork chops small and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp adobo
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil


Prepare the black beans:

  1. In a sauce pan on medium heat cooked the diced bacon until just about crispy on the edges.

  2. Add the onion and cook until translucent, stirring frequently.

  3. Add the recaito and sofrito then continue to sauté and stir until fragrant. About 1 minute. Stir in the black bean until well combined.

  4. Add the cumin, oregano, chili powder and just enough water to cover the beans. (Approximately 1.5 cups.) Turn the heat to low and simmer for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Simmer until the sauce thickens and add salt to taste.

  5. After 5 minutes you can turn off the heat and keep covered until ready to serve.

Prepare the rice:

  1. If using a rice cooker, follow rice cooker instructions. Be sure to rinse the rice.

Prepare the pork chops:

  1. Place pork chops in a rectangular Pyrex dish and sprinkle evenly on both sides with the adobo seasoning. Let them sit for about 5 minutes.

  2. Cook on a hot skillet for about 2 minutes on each side, until they are brown. They should reach an internal temperature of 145° F.

  3. *You can serve the dish with lime wedges, they are a nice accent to the pork.

Fast microwave black beans version:

  1. Omit the bacon and onions then place the black beans, sofrito, recaito, cumin, oregano, chili powder in a microwave safe bowl.

  2. Add enough water to cover the beans. Microwave on high power for 2 minutes. Set aside for 5 minutes covered. Uncover and stir when ready to serve. 

Nutrition Facts
Black Beans and Rice with Adobo Pork Chops Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 93mg31%
Sodium 636mg28%
Potassium 946mg27%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 66IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 55mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.