Cinnamon Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes

Dinner ready in less than hour. Try traditional pork and potatoes in a new way - a delightful skillet meal.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 55 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

1
tablespoon oil
4
pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick)
1
(20-oz.) can pineapple chunks in unsweetened juice, drained, reserving liquid
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon cinnamon
2
medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Heat oil in 12-inch skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork chops; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove pork chops from skillet.
  • 2 Add 1/2 cup of the pineapple liquid, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon to same skillet; blend well. Reserve remaining pineapple liquid. Add sweet potatoes to skillet; turn to coat with liquid. Add pork chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3 Stir in bell pepper and pineapple chunks. Cover; simmer an additional 5 minutes. Transfer pork chops to warm platter.
  • 4 In small bowl, stir cornstarch into remaining pineapple liquid until dissolved. Gradually stir into mixture in skillet. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until sauce is bubbly and thickened. Spoon over pork chops.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    65mg
    65%;
    Sodium
    190mg
    190%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    48g
    48%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    31g
    31%
    ),
    Protein
    25g
    25%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    260%;
    Vitamin C
    50%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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