Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mexican Pork Chops

Usually the weekends are a time that I step out of the kitchen and either treat myself to whipping up something easy or else heading out so that someone else can cook for once. With Josh being out of town so much he likes nothing more then to come home and have a home cooked meal. I love cooking and I love the hubs, so I try to oblige as much as I can. Sometimes though, it is sure nice to have him whip up a meal. He was actually home during the week one night so I took advantage of him being home and gave him the choice of helping with homework or heading into the kitchen. He chose the kitchen and served us this fantastic meal! Thanks honey - you do great work! :)

Mexican Pork Chops
(recipe found in Taste of Home)

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
4 boneless pork loin chops
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups salsa
1 teaspoon baking cocoa
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 green onion, chopped

Combine cumin and chili powder; rub over both sides of pork. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil on both sides over medium heat. In a small bowl, combine the salsa, cocoa and cinnamon; pour over pork. Bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender, turning chops once and stirring sauce occasionally. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion.

Serves: 4
Points: 5 per 1 chop and 1/3 cup sauce

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