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Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Sauce

 Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Sauce
Sometimes a sauce is just a sauce, but with these tender chops, it really makes the dish. If you like a little spice, mix a pinch of nutmeg with the black pepper before you sprinkle it on the meat. —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. Sprinkle pork chops on both sides with pepper; place
  • on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 4-5 in. from heat
  • 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let
  • stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat.
  • Add green onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender. Stir in
  • flour until blended; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil,
  • stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add cheese and wine; heat through. Serve chops with sauce. Yield: 4
  • servings.

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Pork Chops with Blue Cheese Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 263 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 176 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.