Meal Kit

Tortilla-Crusted Pork Chop

with squash and lime crema

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Medium

Cook Within: 6 days

Contains: Milk

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Tortilla and cheese, the classic combination brought to you by a million and one varieties of Mexican cuisine, is perfectly highlighted in this festive dinner. Salty, crunchy goodness triumphantly tops a delicious pork chop, and the squash side, dotted with a lively lime crema, provides the perfect counterbalance to the rich cheese and pork. Light and rich, textured and soft… this meal provides the perfect marriage of contrasts, to go brilliantly with the classic union of tortilla and cheese.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 12 oz. Boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 Zucchinis
  • 1 Yellow Squash
  • 1 Lime
  • Info
    2 oz. Sour Cream
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
  • ½ oz. Tortilla Strips
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning
Contains: FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Blue No. 2, and FD&C Red No. 40
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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 2 Mixing Bowls

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using sirloin steaks, follow same instructions as pork chops in Step 1. In Step 2, roast vegetables, 14 minutes. Follow same instructions pork chops in Step 3 and 4, roasting until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 7-9 minutes.

  • If using chicken, follow same instructions as pork chops in Step 1. In Step 2, roast vegetables, 11 minutes. Follow same instructions pork chops in Step 3 and 4, roasting until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Trim zucchini and yellow squash ends, halve lengthwise, and cut into 1/2” half-moons.

    Halve lime. Quarter one half and juice remaining half.

    Stem and mince cilantro.

    Coarsely crush tortilla strips.

    In a mixing bowl, combine crushed tortilla strips, cheese, and 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Pat pork chops dry, and season both sides with half the seasoning blend (reserve remaining for vegetables), 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.

  2. 2

    Roast the Squash

    Place zucchini and yellow squash on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 tsp. olive oil, remaining seasoning blend, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.

    Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven, 15 minutes.

    Remove from oven. Squash will finish cooking in a later step.

    While squash roasts, sear pork chop.

  3. 3

    Sear the Pork Chops

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add pork chops to hot pan and sear until browned, 2-3 minutes per side.

    Remove from burner. Pork chops will finish cooking in a later step.

  4. 4

    Finish the Pork Chops and Squash

    Carefully, move squash on one side of baking sheet. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil. Place pork chops in empty space and top with tortilla strip mixture.

    Roast until pork chops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 6-7 minutes.

  5. 5

    Make Lime Crema and Finish Dish

    In another mixing bowl, combine sour cream, 1 tsp. lime juice, and a pinch of salt.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, drizzling squash with lime crema and garnishing with cilantro. Squeeze lime wedges over to taste. Bon appétit!

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