Chuleta ahumada recipes (smoked pork chops) are very popular in our country. It's an inexpensive, and flavorful meat. We have many ways to serve it, and I share here my favorite ones, including the classic chuleta ahumada guisada, an easy, quick main dish you'll love.
Why we ❤️ it
Smoked pork chops can be found in any Dominican supermarket or colmado. It is a very popular meat, relatively inexpensive, and full of flavor. It is also quite easy to cook, as it is already pre-cooked, and can be used to make a number of traditional dishes.
The reason why it is so popular, besides the above, is because in a country with a long history of unreliable electric service, chuletas ahumadas have a long shell life for a meat product. The smoking process and a high amount of salt make it easy to maintain, even through the occasional apagón (blackout).
What is chuleta ahumada?
Chuleta is the name for pork chops in Spanish, and chuleta ahumada is pre-cooked smoked pork chops.
Chuleta ahumada recipes
We can serve chuletas ahumadas in many ways: fried, in locrios (with rice), and chuleta guisada (in tomato sauce). You can find the recipe for chuleta guisada further down.
You can serve chuletas ahumadas guisadas with Arroz blanco (white rice) and Habichuelas guisadas (Dominican beans), Moro de habichuelas (rice with beans), Moro de guandules (rice and pigeon peas). Arroz con maíz (rice with corn) is also one of my favorite side dishes for it.
My favorite side dish for it are Tostones (of course!), and Yuca hervida (boiled cassava). For a non-traditional touch, serve with Air fryer "fried" potatoes.
You can have some slices of avocado on the side. It's always a winning combination.
Chuletas ahumadas guisadas.
About Chuleta guisada
This is one of our basic recipes, perfect for the beginner cook and having dinner ready in little time. I also require just a few ingredients. Since the smoked pork chops are pre-cooked, there's no need for meat thermometers or measuring internal temperatures. Flavor and tenderness are always guaranteed!
We typically prefer bone-in pork chops (the bones are great for flavoring soups), but for this recipe, we'll use smoked boneless pork chops, or remove the bones.
If you have something that makes yours special, please share it in the comments!
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Chuleta Ahumada Guisada (Stewed Smoked Pork Chops).
- 1½ pound Smoked pork chops, [0.7 kg] cubed and bones removed
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil, (I used olive oil)
- 1 medium red onion, [140 g], cut into strips
- 1 bell pepper, [110 g], cut into strips
- 4 large tomato, diced
- ¼ teaspoon pepper (freshly-cracked, or ground), or to taste
- ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 sprig parsley, finely chopped (optional)
- Heat the oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet or heavy-bottomed pan. Add the pork chop cubes, and cook and stir until they brown.
- Add the onion and cook and stir until the onions become translucent. Add the bell pepper, and cook and stir for a minute. Add the tomatoes and lower the heat. Simmer until the tomatoes soften. Stir in the parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Remove from the heat and serve. Serving suggestions above the recipe.
Tips and Notes
Nutritional information is calculated automatically based on ingredients listed. Please consult your doctor if you need precise nutrition information.
Chuleta is a chop, and is generally used for pork chops.
Chuletas are nearly always used for pork chops.
Chuletas come from pork.
Published Jul 23, 2022, revised