Recipes and Cooking Spinach Salad with Ancho Chili Pepper Chops 4.5 (4) A mild chili flavor enhances the pork sirloin chops in this main-dish recipe. A wilted spinach salad accompanies this meal. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on March 1, 2008 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon ground ancho chile pepper 4 boneless pork sirloin chops, 1/2-inch cuts (about 1-1/2 lb.) 4 slices bacon, chopped ½ cup thinly sliced red onion ⅓ cup cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 5-6 ounce package fresh baby spinach Directions Preheat extra-large skillet over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, in bowl combine chile pepper and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Rub into chops. Add chops and bacon to hot skillet; reduce heat to medium. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, until chops are pink in center (160 degrees F) and bacon is crisp; turning chops and stirring bacon. Remove and set aside. For dressing, cook onion in hot skillet for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar, sugar, and 1/4 tsp. ancho chile pepper. Slice pork; divide pork and spinach among 4 plates. Drizzle dressing; sprinkle bacon. Makes 4 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 429 Calories 25g Fat 8g Carbs 42g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 429 % Daily Value * Total Fat 25g 32% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 133mg 44% Sodium 745mg 32% Total Carbohydrate 8g 3% Protein 42g Vitamin C 13.6mg 68% Calcium 70.7mg 5% Iron 3.1mg 17% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.