Spicy Cumin Pork with Chili-Buttered Corn

Chili-buttered corn provides a simple addition to these delicious pork chops that are ready in 30 minutes - perfect for dinner.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
medium ears fresh corn, halved*
1
tablespoon margarine or butter, softened
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons fresh lime juice
1
teaspoon cumin
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
4
(4-oz.) boneless pork loin chops, butterflied**
Fresh lime wedges
  • 1 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, bring 2 quarts (8 cups) water to a boil. Add corn; return to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 11 minutes or until tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine margarine, chili powder, 1/8 teaspoon of the ground red pepper, 1/8 teaspoon of the salt, and lime juice; blend well. Set aside.
  • 3 In another small bowl, combine cumin, thyme, remaining 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt; mix thoroughly. Rub mixture evenly on both sides of pork chops.
  • 4 Generously spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over high heat for 1 minute. Add pork; cook 2 minutes. Turn pork; reduce heat to medium-high. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.
  • 5 To serve, place pork in center of serving platter. Arrange ears of corn around pork. Spoon margarine mixture onto corn. Garnish platter with lime wedges.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    45mg
    45%;
    Sodium
    230mg
    230%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    24g
    24%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    19g
    19%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    15%;
    Vitamin C
    10%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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