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Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Cheddar Grits

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2cup grits)
Serve mashed potatoes in place of the cheese grits, if you prefer. Round out the meal with steamed green beans.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.