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Southwest Pork Chops with Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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Southwest Pork Chops with Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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This colorful and flavorful dish gets its inspiration from the Southwest, using native squash, smoked jalapeno (chipotle) and favorite spices from this region. Serve with cornbread and green beans in a vinaigrette dressing.


  • 4 New York pork chops (top loin, 1 inch thick)
  • 1 cup pumpkin (canned)
  • 1 chipotles in adobo
  • 8 oz. salsa
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 plum tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro (chopped)
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    1. In medium saucepan combine pumpkin, chipotle, salsa, cheese and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture almost boils. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    2. In small bowl stir together brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper; sprinkle evenly over pork chops. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook 8-10 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
    3. To serve spoon about 1/3 cup pumpkin mixture over bottom of four plates; top with pork chops. Garnish with tomatoes and cilantro.
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