Southwest Pork Chops and Black Beans

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Southwest Pork Chops and Black Beans

This filling dish is heavy in fiber, flavor, and protein, but still low in fat. Eat this meal when you're especially hungry, and want to feel satisfied without blowing your diet or sacrificing flavor. Eat plain, with a side of salsa and sour cream, or over whole wheat pasta, brown rice or quinoa.

26 Ounces black beans (2 cans)
6 Ounces boneless pork chop
2 Cups corn
1 Large onion
8 Ounces mushrooms
15 Ounces diced tomatoes (1 can)
3 Cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp cooking oil

Cut the meat into small bite-sized cubes. Cook the garlic and pork chops in the oil until the meat is fully cooked and slightly browned. Add the onions and mushrooms and cook on medium high heat for 4-5 minutes until onions are browned. Toss in the corn, black beans, and diced tomatoes, and heat for 5 more minutes, stirring frequently. Makes roughly 6 servings.

Serve over a bed of brown rice or quinoa, with a side of steamed vegetables and garnish with salsa and sour cream or even some fresh made guacamole

Modification: For a twist on this tasty recipe try grilling the meat whole and eat on the side of the black beans (minus the onions) and grill the onions as well in large slices. A small amount of salt and pepper is all you need to season the dish for the grill, or use a splash of soy sauce.

For dessert; bet you've never tasted a healthy oatmeal cookie that is this delicious.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 422
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 27 mg
Sodium: 278 mg
Potassium: 1,030 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 68 g
Dietary Fiber: 16 g
Sugars: 12 g
Protein: 25 g