Pork Chops Cubano with Garlic-Citrus Sauce

A crunchy and tasty coating of garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, cilantro and cereal creates memorable baked chops with a garlic and citrus sauce.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 4

Ingredients

Pork Chops

1
cup Fiber One® original bran cereal
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (4 oz each)
1/2
cup buttermilk

Garlic-Citrus Sauce

2
teaspoons olive oil
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons orange juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  • 2 In shallow dish, mix cereal, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 teaspoon garlic, the orange peel, onion powder, oregano, cumin and pepper. Dip pork chops into buttermilk; coat completely with cereal mixture. Place on cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.
  • 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook 1 tablespoon garlic in oil about 1 minute, stirring occasionally, until golden. Stir in lime and orange juices. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve with pork chops.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    280
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    70mg
    70%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    18g
    18%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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