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Smothered Pork Chop

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Broil: 10 min.

Makes

2 servings

I like to saute extra mushrooms and caramelize some onions for the side of this dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried basil, parsley flakes and rosemary, crushed
  • 2 boneless butterflied pork chops (1/2 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices pepper Jack cheese

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, lemon zest, salt, pepper, basil, parsley and rosemary; add the pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Broil pork chops 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute mushrooms in butter until tender; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, place mushrooms on pork chops. Cover each with a cheese slice. Broil 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 1012 calories, 87g fat (24g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 1203mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 52g protein.

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