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Mojito Pork Chops
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Put a little Cuban spin on your pork chops with this fun cocktail-inspired skillet supper. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

4
bone-in pork loin chops (about 2 lb)
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
3
tablespoons butter
2
cups cubed fresh pineapple
1/4
cup dark rum
1/4
cup sugar
2
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1
lime, cut into wedges
2
cups cooked white rice

Steps

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  • 1
    Rub pork chops with salt and pepper. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 3 to 4 minutes or until browned on first side. Turn pork; reduce heat to medium, and cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until pork is no longer pink in center (at least 145°F). Transfer to plate; cover with foil to keep warm.
  • 2
    In same skillet, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat; add pineapple, and cook 2 to 4 minutes, turning once, until pineapple is golden brown on edges.
  • 3
    Remove from heat; add rum, and return to heat; cook 1 to 2 minutes over medium-high heat until rum absorbs into mixture. Add sugar; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar melts and begins to caramelize.
  • 4
    Pour pineapple mixture over pork. Sprinkle with mint. Serve with lime wedges and rice.

Expert Tips

  • Feel free to sub different types of pork chops in this recipe. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly depending on thickness so that the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.
  • Precubed pineapple from the grocery store works just fine in this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
33%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
125mg
42%
Sodium
1020mg
43%
Potassium
590mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
48g
16%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
21g
Protein
38g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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