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Creole Pork Chops

 Creole Pork Chops
I've had this recipe for over twenty years and love it. Since the children are grown, I now cook just half the recipe for my husband and I. And it's so easy! You'll be in and out of the kitchen in no time. —Ann Rogers, Ocala, Florida
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients; rub over both
  • sides of pork.
  • In a large skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 2-3
  • minutes on each side or until chops are lightly browned; drain. Add
  • the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook 4-6 minutes longer or
  • until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand for 5 minutes before
  • serving. Yield: 4 servings.

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Creole Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 pork loin chop with about 1/2 cup sauce equals 244 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 636 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.