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Orange-Topped Chops

 Orange-Topped Chops
"This recipe has just two main ingredients, plus a few seasonings," reveals Cindy Milleson of Bozeman, Montana. "As the chops simmer, they'll pick up the fruity flavor. You can substitute any canned fruit for the oranges."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil on both sides. Top with
  • oranges; sprinkle with cloves and pepper.
  • Cover and simmer over medium-high heat for 20-25 minutes or until a
  • meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts:Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 167 calories, 39 mg sodium, 52 mg cholesterol, 6 gm carbohydrate, 11 gm protein, 7 gm fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.