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Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two

Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 6 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 2
Pork slow cooks to superb tenderness with apricots and apples.
Updated January 14, 2010

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

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/2 of Recipe
Calories
890
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
170mg
57%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
82g
27%
Dietary Fiber
8g
32%
Sugars
34g
Protein
65g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
720%
720%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
25%
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.
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