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Mole-Style Pork Chops

Cocoa powder is the key ingredient to savory mole sauce; it adds a smooth, rich flavor without being overly sweet. Try it on pork or chicken for a delicious, Mexican-inspired dinner.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

Heat a grill pan over medium heat.

Combine first 6 ingredients; rub evenly over both sides of pork. Lightly coat pork with cooking spray. Place pork on grill pan; cover and grill 3 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 3 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Calories from fat: 32%
  • Fat: 6.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 25.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.4g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 376mg
  • Calcium: 11mg
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