Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cajun Pork with Spicy Beans

I waited all summer for the red peppers to ripen so I could make this recipe - it was worth the wait!  Feel free to substitute chicken for the pork. 
Source:  adapted from
2 t. Cajun spice mix (see recipe below)
4 boneless pork chops (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
1 T. olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
1 can (19 oz.) black beans, drained (do not rinse)
1 can (8 oz.) corn, drained
2 T. barbeque sauce
Sprinkle 1 t. spice mix on both sides of chops.  Heat oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add chops; cook 3 minutes.  Turn over.  Add onion and pepper around meat; cover and cook 7 minutes or until pork is almost cooked in center.
Stir in remaining 1 t. spice mixture; cook 1 minute.  Add black beans, corn and barbecue sauce; simmer 2-3 min. or until heated through.  Serve with brown rice or mashed potatoes.
Cajun Spice Mix
source:  adapted from
2 t. sea salt
2 t. garlic powder
2-1/2 t. paprika
1 t. ground black pepper
1 t. onion powder
1 t. cayenne pepper
1-1/4 t. dried oregano
1-1/4 t. dried thyme
1/2 t. red pepper flakes (optional)
Mix together; store in airtight container.

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