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Autumn Vegetables and Pork Chops



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Times:

10 minutes prep, 360 minutes cook

Ingredients:

6 bone-in ribeye (rib) pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
1 medium acorn squash
2 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon orange peel, grated
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons green onion, chopped
2 cups green peas, frozen

Cooking Directions:

Slice acorn squash in half, remove seeds and slice each half into 6 slices, approximately 1/2-inch thick. Place 6 half slices on bottom of 5-quart slow cooker. Arrange 3 pork chops over squash; repeat layers. Combine all other ingredients except peas; pour over squash mixture. Cover and cook on low 5-6 hours or until pork and squash are tender. Remove both from slow cooker; keep warm. Stir in frozen peas. Turn heat setting to high. Cover and cook about 5 minutes or until peas are tender; drain.

Serves 6

Serving Suggestions:

This is a slow cooker meal worth waiting all day for. Winter squash redolent of cinnamon & orange accompanies tender pork chops. Serve with warm rolls and apple cider.

Nutrition:

Calories: 322
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 9 grams
Sodium: 147 milligrams
Cholesterol: 67 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 3 grams
Carbohydrates: 42 grams
Fiber: 4 grams

This recipe provided courtesy of porkbeinspired.com.

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