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Entrees: Meat

Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops

You'll have about 5 teaspoons of the rub left over for another time. If you don't want to use Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, use 2 tablespoons firmly packed dark brown sugar instead.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless pork top loin center cut chops, extra thin cut (1/3-inch thick)
  • Canola® cooking spray

Preparation:

  1. Preheat indoor grill according to manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Add the brown sugar blend, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, and salt to a small cup and mix with small spoon to blend well.
  3. Coat both sides of 4 pork chops with canola cooking spray and lay them on the bottom plate of the grill. Spread a teaspoon of the rub over the top of each of the cutlets on the grill. Lower the top (if using a contact grill) and cook for 3 minutes (4 minutes if you like them well done).
  4. Repeat previous step with the remaining chops. Place leftover rub in a plastic bag or small covered container. Serve pork chops in sandwiches, as an entree, or in a main-dish salad.

Yield:
4 servings (two thin cutlets per serving)

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 180 calories, 24 g protein, 4.5 g carbohydrate, 7.5 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 60 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 178 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 37%.

© 2007 Elaine Magee
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Last Editorial Review: 11/7/2007