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Pork Chops Mole

 Pork Chops Mole
Mole sauce or paste, a spicy sauce made with chocolate, cinnamon, dried red pepper and other ingredients, can be found in the Mexican section of your local supermarket.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 cup julienned green pepper
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons mole sauce or paste
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown pork chops in 1
  • tablespoon oil on both sides; remove and set aside. In the same
  • skillet, saute the onion and green pepper in remaining oil until
  • crisp-tender.
  • Add tomatoes and mole sauce; stir to combine. Return pork chops to
  • the pan. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until meat is no longer
  • pink. Serve with rice if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 1/2 cup sauce (calculated without rice) equals 351 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 82 mg cholesterol, 553 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.