Chili-Peanut Pork Chops with Carrot-Cucumber Salad

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For pork chops with plenty of flavor, try this recipe with chili powder and peanuts. Veggie ribbons of carrots and cucumber are the perfect complement to these pork chops.

Chili-Peanut Pork Chops with Carrot-Cucumber Salad
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts

  • 2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 4 bone-in or boneless pork chops, cut 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 3 small carrots

  • 1 small English cucumber

  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • Chili powder

Directions

  1. In a food processor or by hand, chop 3/4 cup of the peanuts. In a shallow dish combine chopped peanuts and the 2 teaspoons chili powder. Press pork chops into peanut mixture, turning to coat on both sides.

  2. In an extra-large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add chops; cook about 10 minutes or until slightly pink in center and juices run clear (160°), turning once halfway through cooking.

  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl stir together vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Using a vegetable peeler, cut carrots and cucumber lengthwise into ribbons. Add to vinegar mixture in bowl. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup peanuts and the cilantro leaves.

  4. Serve chops with carrot-cucumber mixture. Sprinkle with additional chili powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

444 Calories
32g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 444
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 768mg 16%
Folate, total 80.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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