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Cowboy Pork Chops and Pinto Beans

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield 4 servings.

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) center-cut loin pork chops
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, undrained
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 317
  • caloriesfromfat 34 %
  • fat 12.1 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 28.6 g
  • carbohydrate 22.6 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 415 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Trim fat from chops. Sprinkle both sides of chops with 1 teaspoon cumin, garlic powder, ground red pepper, and salt.

  2. Place chops on rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil chops 5 1/2 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially opened) 5 minutes on each side.

  3. While chops broil, combine remaining 1 teaspoon cumin, beans, and remaining 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve chops with beans.

Cook's Notes

These chops are especially good grilled. Grill 4 minutes on each side over medium-hot coals (350° to 400°).

Cooking Light Low-Fat, Low-Calorie Quick and Easy Cookbook