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Bacon-Swiss Pork Chops

 Bacon-Swiss Pork Chops
I'm always looking for quick and easy recipes that are impressive enough to serve company. This bacon- and Swiss cheese-covered pork chop certainly fits the bill. —Keith Miller, Fort Gratiot, Michigan
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese, halved

Directions

  • In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook bacon and onion
  • over medium heat until bacon is crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove
  • with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings.
  • Sprinkle pork chops with garlic powder and salt. Add pork chops to
  • same pan; cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes on each side or until a
  • thermometer reads 145°. Top pork with bacon mixture and cheese.
  • Cook, covered, on low heat for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop equals 218 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.