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Pork Chops Creole

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings

A sure way to perk up pork chops is with this herbed creole sauce. You can adjust the range of seasonings to suit your tastes. The red sauce with a sprinkle of green parsley makes a pretty presentation on the plate.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (3/4-inch thick and 4 ounces each )
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Minced fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Place flour in a large resealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops, one at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet, brown pork chops, over medium-high heat, on both sides in oil. Remove chops and keep warm.
  3. In the drippings, saute onion, green pepper, celery and garlic until vegetables are tender. Stir in the tomatoes, salt, sugar, thyme, pepper and hot pepper sauce.
  4. Return pork chops to the pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve sauce with pork chops; sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 390 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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