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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 484.7
  • Total Fat: 13.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 60.1 mg
  • Sodium: 562.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 66.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
  • Protein: 26.5 g

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Chrissy's Slow Cooker Spiced Fruit Pork Chops with Orange-Almond Couscous

Submitted by: CATMARTENS


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 boneless pork sirloin chops (about 1.5 lbs.)
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    olive oil cooking spray
    2 cups dried apples (about 6 oz.)
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1/4 cup golden raisins
    3/4 cup chicken broth
    3/4 cup orange juice
    1 small fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tsp. grated fresh ginger
    1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
    1/4 cup cold water
    2 tsp. cornstarch
    extra chicken broth if needed to add to juices(see instructions)


    Orange Almond Couscous:

    1 cup water
    1/4 tsp. salt
    2/3 cup quick cooking couscous
    1 tsp. finely shredded orange peel
    2 TBSP. slivered almonds, toasted





Directions

Sprinkle Chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet cated with cooking spray cook chops until brown, turning once. Transfer chops to a 4 qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle apples, onions and raisins over chops.

In a bowl stir together orange juice, broth, jalapeno pepper, garlic, fresh ginger, and apple pie spice. Pour over pork chops. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Transfer chops and fruit to platter; keep warm. For sauce, measure juices; skim fat from juices. If necessary, add chicken broth to juices to make 1 cup. Place in saucepan. Combine the cold water and cornstarch in a cup; stir into juices in pan. Cook and stir intil thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Serve chops and fruit with Orange Almond Couscous. Pass sauce

Orange Almond Couscous: In a saucepan bring 1 cup water and 1/4 tsp. salt to boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in 2/3 cup quick-cooking couscous and 1 tsp. orange peel. Cover; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in 2 TBSP. slivered almonds.

Serving Size: 4 Servings






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