Pork Chops Mole

Discussion in 'Food and nutrition' started by Gladys Dinletir, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. Pork Chops Mole

    Cooking Light Annual Recipes
    Serving Size : 4

    vegetable cooking spray
    4 pork chops boned loin chops about 1/2"" thick
    1/2 cup water
    1 cup chopped onion
    1/2 cup yellow bell pepper (strips)
    1/2 cup red bell pepper (strips)
    1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper, (seeded)
    1 can diced tomatoes, undrained (14.5 oz can)with garlic & onion
    1/2 ounce semisweet chocolate, grated
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon cumin seed
    1/2 cup fresh cilantro, minced

    Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high
    heat. Cook chops 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove from
    pan. Add water to pan, scraping to loosen browned bits. Pour mixture over
    chops; Cover and set aside.
    Reheat pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion,
    bell pepper strips and jalapeno; cook 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in
    tomatoes; cook 1 minute. Add chocolate and next 4 ingredients. Add
    chops; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook 5
    minutes, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cilantro.

    NOTES : Mole is a traditional sauce made with a blend of chiles, onion
    and garlic. Its characteristic ingredient, chocolate, contributes
    richness without adding sweetness.

    posted by Vicky Brown

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