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Smothered Pork Chops with Onions and Cheddar Grits

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

Cooking Light MAY 2003

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

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

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.

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
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