Every Saturday morning, farmers, food enthusiasts, and sunshine lovers from San Antonio and the surrounding areas gather at the old Pearl Brewery for a farmer’s market. We visited the market this past weekend and found some awesome produce that gave me some big ideas. I couldn’t wait to get in my kitchen.

Our favorite find, aside from a few heads of purple kale, was a batch of Italian Sweet Peppers. We were told that the peppers are best fried and put over pasta. Well, since I don’t really eat much pasta anymore, I started thinking of other ways to use the beautiful little peppers. I settled on big healthy bone-in pork chops. Why not?

the pearl San Antonio


I sautéed the peppers with onions and garlic in some EVOO then put a generous heap of them over a perfectly cooked pork chop.

My guests raved over the dish. Yours will too.

If you can’t find the Italian Sweet Peppers, go for any mild chili your grocery store may have. If all else fails, bell peppers will work.

I recommend serving this amazing dish with some Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice.


Sweet Chili Pork Chops

Sweet Chili Pork Chops ingredients

onions in a pan

onions and peppers in a pan

Sweet Chili Pork Chops

Sweet Chili Pork Chops

Sweet Chili Pork Chops

Sweet Chili Pork Chops

5 from 1 vote
By Cassy
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
The flavor profile of these peppers is often paired with pasta - I got to thinking they would be amazing on some healthy pork chops and I was right.


  • 4 healthy-sized pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons steak seasoning I like Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 12 mild chili peppers sliced
  • ½ small sweet onion chopped
  • 7 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon grass-fed butter or EVOO
  • sea salt and cracked pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 375.
  • Sprinkle a generous dusting of steak seasoning over your pork chops on one side.
  • Place chops on an oven-safe large frying pan seasoned side down over high heat.
  • Season the other (up-facing) side.
  • Sear on each side on high heat for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes (or until a meat thermometer reads at least 145 deg).
  • In a separate frying pan, brown the onions in the butter.
  • On medium-high heat, add the garlic and peppers.
  • Sauté until the peppers have a slight crisp.
  • Top the pork chops with a generous heap of the cooked peppers.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 1071mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 197mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 3mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 371
Keyword: bone-in pork chops, sweet chili pork

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Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. The real thing is even better than I imagined! These are the best pork chops I’ve ever had! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Wow, thanks so much for the kind words Cassie! So glad you like them, thanks for trying 🙂

  2. Awesome! Your pics and tips are great but only a close second to the first hand tasty experience!