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Basil Baked Chops for Two

 Basil Baked Chops for Two
In this recipe, basil enhances the naturally delicious flavors of pork and vegetables. I like to make this dish during the summer months when fresh zucchini is abundant.
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork chops (7 ounces each), trimmed
  • 2 sheets heavy-duty aluminum foil (18 inches x 12 inches)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  • Place each pork chop in the center of a piece of foil. Sprinkle with
  • garlic powder and pepper. Top with zucchini, carrots and onion.
  • Sprinkle with basil. Bring opposite long edges of foil together over
  • the top of vegetables and fold down several times. Fold the short
  • ends toward the food and crimp tightly to prevent leaks. Place foil
  • pouches on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or
  • until pork juices run clear and vegetables are tender. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop equals 230 calories, 7 g fat (0 saturated fat), 81 mg cholesterol, 109 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable.

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Basil Baked Chops for Two (continued)

Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.