Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Cheddar Grits

Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Cheddar GritsRecipe
Photo: Karry Hosford
Serve mashed potatoes in place of the cheese grits, if you prefer. Round out the meal with steamed green beans.


4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2cup grits)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 394
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fat 17.6 g
Satfat 7.3 g
Monofat 6.3 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 27.8 g
Carbohydrate 29.3 g
Fiber 1.4 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 427 mg
Calcium 82 mg


2 2/3 cups water
2/3 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
1/4 cup (1 ounce) preshredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Dash of ground red pepper
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup water


Bring water to a boil; stir in grits. Reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, and red pepper.

While grits cook, sprinkle pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and black pepper. Dredge in flour. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and onion; sauté 6 minutes, turning pork over after 3 minutes. Add broth and water; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes. Serve with grits.