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7 Perfect Pork Chop Recipes

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1/4/2013 12:00 PM   :  12 comments   :  17,132 Views

Pork Chops are not just the "Other White Meat," but a surprisingly versatile, affordable, and healthy meal plan option. A few simple changes are all that's required to bring this slice of Americana--pun intended--into the health-conscious 21st century. Try baking, slow-cooking, or grilling them, and then add your favorite fresh herbs to boost the chop's natural flavor structure. Opt for a more nutritious sauce or topping, like all natural apple sauce, spiced yogurt-based sauce, or home made chutney. Another benefit is that it doesn't take long to cook, nor are the ingredients very costly. Feed your family a healthy meal with these pork chop recipes. 

 


Baked Pork Chops


These spicy and moist pork chops are made with no added fat, egg whites, evaporated skim milk, and a lively herb mixture.

CALORIES: 271.6  |  FAT: 12.1g  |  PROTEIN: 28.1g  |  CARBS: 11.2g  |  FIBER: 0.3g
 


Honey Garlic Pork Chops


CALORIES: 214.5  |  FAT: 6g  |  PROTEIN: 20.9g  |  CARBS: 19.3g  |  FIBER: 0.2g
 


Curried Mango Pork Chops


These sautéed pork chops with a curried pan sauce make a quick weeknight dinner. Serve with hot cooked rice, buttered broccoli spears and warm flour tortillas.
 
CALORIES: 274.6  |  FAT: 11.1g  |  PROTEIN: 24.6g  |  CARBS: 19.9g  |  FIBER: 2.2g
 


Slow Cooker Pork Roast or Chops


A family favorite that all the cooking time take place in the slow cooker. 
 
CALORIES: 273.5  |  FAT: 9.5g  |  PROTEIN: 31.6g  |  CARBS: 13.8g  |  FIBER: 1.5g
 


Apricot Pork Chops


Peach preserves or orange marmalade can be used instead of apricot preserves. Serve these tangy chops with a dressed baked potato and sugar snap peas.

CALORIES: 314  |  FAT: 13.4g  |  PROTEIN: 31.9g  |  CARBS: 15g  |  FIBER: 0.4g
 


Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apple-Cranberry Stuffing


CALORIES: 122.2  |  FAT: 2g  |  PROTEIN: 5.8g  |  CARBS: 20.5g  |  FIBER: 1.9g
 


Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach


CALORIES: 259.6  |  FAT: 10.4g  |  PROTEIN: 35.4g  |  CARBS: 4.1g  |  FIBER: 0.6g
 
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Comments

  • 12
    I just did one last night..Ritz cracker crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt & pepper,dip in crumbs, then egg + 2 tsp milk wash..bake in pam sprayed casserole dish..Delicious
    will be trying some of these recipes also! - 1/12/2013   9:32:10 AM
  • 11
    some nice ideas, will try some of these - 1/8/2013   5:42:21 AM
  • 10
    Hubby loves pork chops and Oven Fry gets tiring, and not super healthy. Thank you! - 1/7/2013   11:10:22 AM
  • 9
    My husband gets bored easily and I think he will like these - 1/6/2013   2:17:29 PM
  • 8
    I can't eat pork. A long time ago I had to find a substitute and I took a hint from the gravy. I had always made pork gravy using chicken stock or bouillon. Now I use Turkey thighs or drumsticks instead of pork and the recipes turn out perfectly. Don't forget to remove the skin. - 1/6/2013   11:23:40 AM
  • 7
    I don't eat pork either but that mango & the cranberry stuffing sound like they'd be fun to try with chicken breasts. Thanks! - 1/5/2013   3:40:08 AM
  • 6
    Pork is our #1 meat of choice. We're so lucky to have a meat processing company that does amazing cuts of extremely lean pork. Our fav way is marinated in anything and grilled. - 1/4/2013   11:41:21 PM
  • 5
    as terrible as this might sound my still favourite way to do pork chops is to broil the -you-know-what- out of them in our old toaster oven until they are almost charred. I can't stand how most of the time they give off a disgusting smell when you cook them. - 1/4/2013   9:50:19 PM
  • 4
    I hate to cook. - 1/4/2013   9:31:23 PM
  • 3
    I know the Baked Pork Chops are good. We have them often. I'm going to try some of the other recipes. - 1/4/2013   7:00:35 PM
  • 2
    I love pork, but I always make it the same way. Some of these look great! - 1/4/2013   1:58:13 PM
  • 1
    I don't eat pork, but these are great recipes for other meats that I do eat. Thank you. - 1/4/2013   12:11:00 PM

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