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Pork Chops in Guilt-Free Gravy!




I decided to do some lighter, low fat recipes to change it up some.  I realize that a lot of what I post is not exactly diet food.  There are ways to lighten up any recipe and most people who are on diet restrictions know the ways to do this.  But I will do a lighter recipe now and then, because I know so many people are being careful about what they eat and cook these days.  Also,  I didn't want you to think I gnaw on a stick of butter every day all day long...lol. I am a big believer in all things in moderation.  I think the lack of moderation is where we get in trouble sometimes.

 This pork chop recipe is one my mother discovered and when she told me about it and how good it turned out, I really didn't think it could be all that good (sorry Mama).  However, after eating it, I can tell you it's not just good, it's great and it is very low in fat and calories.  I was shocked it turned out so creamy and good and it's easy.   Here is all you do:


Take 6 or 7 lean boneless pork loin chops and brown them in a nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray.  If you are not real calorie conscious you can use a little canola or vegetable oil.  Sprinkle the chops with pepper and seasoning salt. Brown on each side 3-4 minutes.


Add a can of fat free chicken broth to the pan and cover and simmer for about 30 minutes on low.  Next mix 4 Tbs. cornstarch with 1 cup fat free half and half and add to the broth. If you are not worried about calories, use the full fat half and half, but it will change the calories for the servings.   Bring up to a low bubble and then turn to low for about 10-15 minutes uncovered.  This will thicken and tighten up the gravy.  Taste for seasoning. According to your preference you might add a dash of salt and pepper.  That is all there is to it.  Each serving ( 1 pork chop with gravy) is approximately 180 calories and only 6 grams of fat.


Ingredients:

6-7 lean pork loin chops
1 can fat free chicken stock or 2 cups.
1 cup fat free half and half
4 Tbs. cornstarch
salt
pepper
seasoned salt

4 comments:

  1. Wow......you can teach an old dog a new trick...i never knew of a "low fat" gravy.......wow. Thank you. Between us, I'll stick with the pan drippings fat gravy :-)

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    1. I like the gravy made with pan drippings also, but it's good to know there is a tasty alternative.

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  2. cant wait to try this

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  3. If you had onions and mushrooms it will taste better but will not add any calories. Low fat sour cream is also another great addition.

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