Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Cheddar Grits

Photo: Karry Hosford

Serve mashed potatoes in place of the cheese grits, if you prefer. Round out the meal with steamed green beans.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2cup grits)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 394
  • Calories from fat: 40%
  • Fat: 17.6g
  • Saturated fat: 7.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 27.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 29.3g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 427mg
  • Calcium: 82mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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