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Mexican Pork Chops

“We enjoy Mexican Pork Chops over rice to catch the spicy sauce,” says Nancy Negvesky of Somerville, New Jersey. “You can use mild, medium or hot salsa. If the pork chops are too spicy hot, you can eliminate the cumin-chili powder rub.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 4 ounces each )
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/4 cups salsa
  • 1 teaspoon baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 green onion, chopped

Directions

  • Combine cumin and chili powder; rub over both sides of pork. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil on both sides over medium heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salsa, cocoa and cinnamon; pour over pork. Bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, stirring sauce occasionally. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounce-weight: 213 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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