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Smothered Pork Chop

 Smothered Pork Chop
I like to saute extra mushrooms and caramelize some onions for the side of this dish.
2 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, parsley flakes and rosemary, crushed
  • 2 boneless butterflied pork chops (1/2 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese

Directions

  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, lemon juice,
  • garlic, lemon peel, salt, pepper, basil, parsley and rosemary; add
  • the pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours or
  • overnight.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Broil pork chops 4-5 in. from the heat
  • for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until

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Smothered Pork Chop (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • tender; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Using a slotted spoon, place mushrooms on pork chops. Cover each with
  • a cheese slice. Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 servings.