Feta-stuffed Pork Chops

Bring the flavors of Greece to dinner with this simple yet elegant main dish. Serve with additional spinach or other steamed vegetables and brown rice or a baked potato.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 232
Fat: 8.6g
Saturated fat: 3.4g
Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
Protein: 32.1g
Carbohydrate: 7.2g
Fiber: 2.8g
Cholesterol: 73mg
Iron: 2.5mg
Sodium: 640mg
Calcium: 186mg



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Ingredients

• Cooking spray
• 4 garlic cloves, minced and divided
• ½ teaspoon salt, divided
• ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper,
  divided
• 5 sun-dried tomatoes, packed without
  oil, diced
• 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped
  spinach, thawed, drained, and
  squeezed dry
• ¼ cup (1 ounce) crumbled reduced-fat
  feta cheese
• 3 tablespoons (1½ ounces) block-style
  fat-free cream cheese
• ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
• 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork
  chops, trimmed of fat
• 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• ¼ teaspoon dried oregano 



PREPARATION
Prep Time: 15 – 20 minutes


1. Preheat broiler.
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
3. Add 2 garlic cloves; sauté 1 minute.
4. Add ¼ teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, tomatoes, and spinach; sauté until moisture evaporates. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses and lemon zest.
5. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each pork chop to form a pocket. Stuff about ¼ cup spinach mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
6. Arrange pork on the rack of a broiler pan or roasting pan coated with cooking spray.
7. Combine remaining 2 garlic cloves, lemon juice, mustard, and oregano in a bowl; stir well. Brush half of mustard mixture over pork.
8. Broil 6 minutes then turn pork over. Brush with remaining mixture and broil 2 minutes more or until done.

4 servings







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