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Pork Chops & Acorn Squash

 Pork Chops & Acorn Squash
"My husband and I can never get enough fresh buttery squash from our garden. These chops cook up sweet and tender in the slow cooker and the classic, comfort-food flavor doesn't take up my whole day to prepare." Mary Johnson - Coloma, Wisconsin
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 2 medium acorn squash, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Directions

  • Place pork chops in a 5-qt. slow cooker; add squash. In a small bowl,
  • combine the brown sugar, butter, orange juice, salt, orange peel and
  • browning sauce if desired; pour over squash. Cover and cook on low
  • for 4-6 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 2/3 cup squash (calculated without browning sauce) equals 317 calories, 10 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 365 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.