Peachy Pork Picante

A spicy dish with a hint of sweetness. Credit for this recipe goes to my wife. One of her specialties! A combination that sounds odd, but is amazing!

Prep time: 15 min

Cook time: 20 min

What you will need:

  • 1 lb boneless pork chops
  • 2 c rice (uncooked)
  • 8 oz salsa or picante sauce
  • 4 heaping T peach preserves
  • 3-4 T Taco Seasoning
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • Butter


  1. Cut pork into ½-inch cubes.
  2. Put vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Tilt pan from side to side until bottom is coated.
  3. Sprinkle half of the Taco Seasoning onto the oil.
  4. Add pork and sprinkle remainder of Taco Seasoning on top.
  5. Prepare the rice according to the instructions on the package so it is cooking while you finish the pork. Generally, it is 2:1 water to rice, bring water to a boil, add rice, and cook for 15-20 minutes.
  6. When pork is done (no pink visible when you cut a piece in half, pour into a colander to drain excess oil.
  7. Put pork back into pan. Add salsa and preserves. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. When rice is done, add butter to taste.
  9. Serve with pork mixture over rice.


  1. The amount of Taco Seasoning used is up to you. I like to use more, but some say the taco taste is overpowering when more than 4 T is used.
  2. Try substituting apple jelly for the peach preserves. I like it.

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  1. This recipe was GREAT. I loved it. I used hot Picante sauce and it really gives it a kick. I also used brown rice since I rarely eat white. Looking forward to more of your recipes!!!
    You had to have been raised by a single mom to have this talent!! LOL

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