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Pork Chops Monterey Recipe
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Pork Chops Monterey Recipe

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Topped with onions and a sweet, tangy sauce that is sure to wow dinner guests, these chops are moist and tender. “I often get requests for the recipe after they taste it,” says Robyn Herz of Overland Park, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup chili sauce
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 packages (8.8 ounces each) ready-to-serve long grain rice

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop (calculated without rice) equals 295 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. Place pork chops in an 11-in. x 7-in. microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray; top with onion. Combine the chili sauce, brown sugar and lemon juice; pour over chops. Cover and microwave on high for 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
  2. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Pork Chops Monterey in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop (calculated without rice) equals 295 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 655 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fruit.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed May. 16, 2011

This is a go-to quick recipe for me. Restaurant-quality food with quick microwave preparation -- what's not to like? We like this with mashed potatoes instead of rice sometimes. Add a salad or veggie and your meal is ready!

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