Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pork Chops with Green Apple Tomatillo Salsa

  • 1 lb boneless pork chops (mine were about 4.2 oz after trimming the fat)
  • 1.5 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 TBSP seasoning salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper

    For tomatillo and green apple sauce
    • 1 cup diced tomatillos (about 4)
    • 1 green apple
    • 1 tbsp cilantro
    • 1 tbsp garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1/2 tablespoon sugar free honey
    • 1 teaspoon jalapeno peppers


    1. Sprinkle salt, cumin and pepper on the pork chops and let marinade while you prepare the sauce.
    2. To prepare the sauce: Simmer tomatillos and 3 cups water in a 2 1/2- to 3-quart saucepan, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tomatillos are just soft, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and cool 15 minutes.
    3. While tomatillos are cooling, core apples and cut into 1/4-inch dice. Purée tomatillos with remaining sauce ingredients except apples in a food processor. Transfer to a bowl and stir in apples.
    4. Heat a skillet coated in cooking spray over med-high heat. Cook pork chops approx. 15 minutes, turning once until no longer pink in the middle (I put the lid on to help trap some heat and cook them through).
    5. Serve the pork chops topped with the apple-tomatillo sauce.

    Makes 4 servings

Nutrition (based on a 4.2 oz chop)
Calories 174
Fat 5g
Sat Fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 58mg
Sodium 803mg
Potassium 129mg
Carbs 9g
Fiber 1.5
Sugars 5g
Protein 24.5g


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