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Pork Chops with Mandarin Orange Salsa

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"A savory fruit-based salsa anchors this colorful, fruit- and vegetable-rich meal. Tender pork chops slowly marinated and baked to perfection are highlighted by the lime and orange undertones of this flavorful experience."
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Ingredients

5 h 7 m servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Place pork chops in a casserole dish. Peel, seed and section the clementines.
  2. Place half the clementine sections in a small bowl (chop the other half, reserve and refrigerate for later use in salsa). Use a fork to press half the sections into small pieces. Add orange juice and soy sauce then mix together well.
  3. Pour mixture over pork chops, being sure that the chops are completely covered with marinade. Cover the dish and refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight.
  4. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small dish, blend onion powder, salt substitute seasoning and chili powder. Remove chops from marinade and season both sides with spice mix.
  5. Bake in oven for 22-28 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
  6. Combine the cucumber, grape tomatoes, bell pepper and lime juice with the remaining clementines to make a fruit and vegetable salsa.
  7. Prepare brown rice and spinach according to directions on package.
  8. Serve each pork chop with equal amounts of clementine salsa, 1/2 cup of brown rice and 1/2 cup of spinach.

Footnotes

  • Submitted by: Fruits & Veggies-More Matters®
  • All Fruits & Veggies-More Matters® recipes are healthy recipes that meet strict nutrition guidelines.
  • Nutritional Information per Serving:
  • Calories: 467; Total Fat: 15.2g; Saturated Fat: 4.9g; % of Calories from Fat: 28%; Protein: 31g; Carbohydrates: 55g; Cholesterol: 67mg; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sodium: 310mg
  • Each serving of this recipe provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, calcium, magnesium, potassium and fiber.
  • Percent daily values based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Nutrition information calculated from original recipe ingredients.

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My family loved this recipe as it was a different twist on our usual pork chop dinner. I used center cut, boneless chops and did marinate them overnight. Great flavor and the salsa goes perfec...

Most helpful critical review

didn't really like the salsa and 1 tsp chili powder was too much

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My family loved this recipe as it was a different twist on our usual pork chop dinner. I used center cut, boneless chops and did marinate them overnight. Great flavor and the salsa goes perfec...

One of the best recipes I've ever found on this site, absolutely superb! My husband won't touch fruit, so I didn't make the salsa, but the marinade and rub looked good, so I used them and baked ...

I don't eat pork, so I used this salsa on chicken breast...perfect!!

LOved it absolutely. Made it with tofu instead of pork chops. Just sauteed the spinach with garlic & added an avocado to the salsa.

This recipe is the BOMB!! I'm not a huge pork chop fan but I gobbled this up! The salsa would taste amazing on fish as well!

Salty and sweet - delicious! Left out the chili powder and think it was probably a good call.

didn't really like the salsa and 1 tsp chili powder was too much

Made it exactly as written. Very good, but next time will try with canned oranges for faster prep. I would also like to try it with a mango salsa.

Absolutely awesom! I would have never put these ingrediants together but they complimented each other so well. I used canned mandarin oranges and their juice. I winged the amount for the salsa ...