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Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two

Pork slow cooks to superb tenderness with apricots and apples.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 6 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 2
 

Ingredients

2
tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1
medium (12-oz.) dark-orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
2
onion slices
2
(1-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops (about 1 1/4 lb.)
6
dried apricots
1
small apple, peeled, sliced
Salt
3
tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
1/2
teaspoon grated gingerroot

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In 3 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine 1 tablespoon of the margarine, sweet potato and onion; mix to coat potato well. Cut slit horizontally in each pork chop, cutting to within 1/2 inch of opposite edge to form pocket.
  • 2 Insert 3 apricots and several apple slices into each chop. (If necessary, cut apples slices in half.) Sprinkle chops with salt. Add any remaining apple slices to sweet potato mixture.
  • 3 Heat remaining tablespoon margarine in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, turning once. Place chops over potato mixture in slow cooker. In same skillet, combine syrup and gingerroot; mix with pan drippings. Drizzle mixture over chops and potatoes.
  • 4 Cover; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
  • 1 In 3 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine 1 tablespoon of the margarine, sweet potato and onion; mix to coat potato well. Cut slit horizontally in each pork chop, cutting to within 1/2 inch of opposite edge to form pocket.
  • 2 Insert 3 apricots and several apple slices into each chop. (If necessary, cut apples slices in half.) Sprinkle chops with salt. Add any remaining apple slices to sweet potato mixture.
  • 3 Heat remaining tablespoon margarine in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, turning once. Place chops over potato mixture in slow cooker. In same skillet, combine syrup and gingerroot; mix with pan drippings. Drizzle mixture over chops and potatoes.
  • 4 Cover; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/2 of Recipe
Calories
890
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Cholesterol
170mg
170%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
82g
82%
(Dietary Fiber
8g
8%
  Sugars
34g
34%
),
Protein
65g
65%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
720%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 2 1/2 Fruit; 8 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.