Southwest Pork Chops with Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

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Southwest Pork Chops with Spicy Pumpkin Sauce
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Description

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.

Ingredients

  • 4 New York pork chops (top loin, 1 inch thick)
  • 1 cup pumpkin (canned)
  • 1 chipotles in adobo
  • 8 ounces salsa
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 plum tomatoes (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped)

Directions

  1. 1In 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. 2In 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. 3To 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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NutritionView more

90Calories
Sodium31%DV750mg
Fat5%DV3g
Protein10%DV5g
Carbs5%DV14g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories90Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat3g5%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol<5mg1%
Sodium750mg31%
Potassium490mg14%
Protein5g10%
Calories from Fat25
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate14g5%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.