Pork Chops Cubano with Garlic-Citrus Sauce

Pork Chops Cubano with Garlic-Citrus Sauce

A crunchy and tasty coating of garlic, onion, oregano, cumin, cilantro and cereal creates memorable baked chops with a garlic and citrus sauce.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

45

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Pork Chops
1
cup Fiber One® original bran cereal
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
1
teaspoon finely chopped garlic
2
teaspoons grated orange peel
1
teaspoon onion powder
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (4 oz each)
1/2
cup buttermilk
Garlic-Citrus Sauce
2
teaspoons olive oil
1
tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1/4
cup lime juice
2
tablespoons orange juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor).
  2. In shallow dish, mix cereal, 1 tablespoon cilantro, 1 teaspoon garlic, the orange peel, onion powder, oregano, cumin and pepper. Dip pork chops into buttermilk; coat completely with cereal mixture. Place on cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.
  4. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook 1 tablespoon garlic in oil about 1 minute, stirring occasionally, until golden. Stir in lime and orange juices. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons cilantro. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Serve with pork chops.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
How-To
To get the most juice from the orange, microwave on High for a few seconds or roll it around on a countertop a few times while applying gentle pressure before squeezing it.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 27g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.