pork-chop

Nothing makes me happier then coming home to a full cooked meal, and an amazing smelling house, without having to slave all day preparing. If you do not have a slow cooker I strongly encourage you to invest it will make the winter months a lot cozier not to mention the meal ideas are ENDLESS! This recipe was taken from a Weight Watcher Cook Book and is High Protein/High Fat/Low Carb and is ridiculously delicious! I paired my meal with a Spinach Salad (Spinach, Dried Cranberries, Sliced Almonds and Vinaigrette) to get some veggies in! :)I hope you enjoy! - Catherine

Ingredients:

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4 (1/4 pound) boneless pork loin chops

¾ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

2 teaspoons olive oil

3 onions, thinly sliced

½ teaspoon dried thyme

24 pitted dates

¾ cup sweetened apple juice

1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint (optional)

 

Sprinkle the pork chops with ¼ salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the pork and brown on both sides (about 2 minutes per side). Transfer to a plate.

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Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining of the olive oil to the skillet. Add onions, thyme, and remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Stirring occasionally cook until the onions are soft and golden. Remove the skillet from heat and set aside.

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Put 12 dates in the bottom of a 5 or 6 quart slow cooker, top with pork chops.

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Place cooked onions on top of the pork chops spreading evenly. Layer remaining dates on top of the onions. Pour apple juice and nestle cinnamon stick in the onions.

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Cover slow cooker with lid and cook until the pork is fork-tender, 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Remove the cinnamon stick and sprinkle with mint before serving.

 

 

Nutritional Info: ((1 Pork Chop and ½ cup onion mixture))

374 Calories

10 g Fat

50 g Carb

5 g Fiber

25 g Protein