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Saucy Southwestern Pork Chops Recipe

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“This recipe was an instant hit with my husband!” writes Jeannette Mitchell. The Frederic, Wisconsin reader combines green chilies and enchilada sauce to give them a great southwestern kick.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons enchilada sauce mix
  • 4 tablespoons sliced ripe olives, divided
  • 1 small green pepper, sliced into eight rings
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup sauce and 1/2 cup rice equals 439 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 861 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chops in 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, chilies, water, sauce mix and 2 tablespoons olives. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Return chops to the pan; top with green pepper rings. Cover and simmer for 9-12 minutes or until meat is tender.
  3. Remove chops and pepper rings; keep warm. Stir sour cream into sauce until blended. Serve with pork and rice. Garnish with remaining olives. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Saucy Southwestern Pork Chops in Light & Tasty April/May 2007, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup sauce and 1/2 cup rice equals 439 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 861 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 36 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

I didn't have green pepper but I don't think you would need it. Good recipe.

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