Grilled Cherry Chops

Grilled Cherry Chops is an easy and delicious recipe for your spring and summer meal rotation. Summary: Boneless pork chops are seasoned and grilled on an outdoor grill and served topped with a dark sweet cherry sauce made from white wine, either fresh or frozen dark cherries, mustard and cran-raspberry juice cooked on top of the stove. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (4) servings. Grilled Cherry Chops will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.grilled-cherry-chops

INGREDIENTS:

4 (4 oz) boneless, center cut pork chops
Ground black pepper (to taste)
3/4 cup cran-raspberry juice
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp whole grain mustard
1/4 cup white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
1 tsp granular chicken bouillon
1 cup pitted dark sweet cherries or,
1 cup frozen unsweetened dark sweet cherries

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat grill to medium.

2. Season pork chops with the black pepper. Place chops on grill and cook until internal temperature reaches 145 F. (about 6 minutes per side).

3. Meanwhile, whisk together cranberry-raspberry juice, cornstarch and mustard in a small bowl; set aside. Simmer, whisking constantly for 3 minutes or until reduced by half. Whisk in juice mixture and bring to a full boil.

4. Stir in cherries and simmer for 5 minutes until thickened. Serve over pork chops.

Yield: 4 Servings.
Serving Size: (1 pork chop + about 1/3 cup sauce each).

Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 210, Total Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 60g, Sodium: 600mg, Sugars: 10g, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 24g

Original recipe and image from Hy-Vee, Inc. https://www.hy-vee.com/meal-solutions/recipes/Pork-Chops-with-Fresh-Cherry-Sauce-R6714.aspx

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