Grilled Southwest Pork Packs

Grilled Southwest Pork Packs

Keep kitchen mess to a minimum with an on-the-grill main dish inspired by the flavors of Mexico.

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cup Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
cup uncooked instant rice
teaspoons Mexican seasoning
cup Green Giant® Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
cup chopped bell pepper
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
pork boneless rib or loin chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick (4 oz each)
teaspoon Mexican seasoning
Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa, if desired
  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut two 18x12-inch pieces of heavy-duty foil. Spray half of one side of each piece with cooking spray.
  2. In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in rice and 2 teaspoons Mexican seasoning; let stand about 5 minutes or until broth is absorbed. Stir in corn, bell pepper and onions.
  3. Sprinkle each pork chop with 1/2 teaspoon Mexican seasoning; place on center of sprayed half of foil. Spoon rice mixture over pork. Fold foil over pork and rice so edges meet. Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again. Allow space on sides for circulation and expansion.
  4. Cover and grill packets over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Place packets on plates. Cut large X across top of each packet; fold back foil. Serve with salsa.
Makes 2 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you can’t find Mexican seasoning, use Cajun seasoning. You will create a spicier, yet very flavorful, main dish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 450
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 75mg;
  • Sodium 860mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 57g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 1g),
  • Protein 34g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 3 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.