Ready for lunch already? So are we! Tenderloin Tuesday: Amelia’s Italian Pork Pita Pockets

Amelia’s Italian Pork Pita Pockets

 
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Times

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

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Ingredients

8 boneless pork chops, thin, about 2 ounces each
2 green bell peppers, each cut into 8 lengthwise strips
2 portabello mushrooms, cut into 8 slices
1 large red onion, cut into 8 wedges, separagted
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, crushed
1 teaspoon fennel seed
8 pita pocket bread halves
4 slices mozzarella cheese, (2 ounce each), low-fat, part skim, cut in half

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Cooking Directions

New USDA Guidelines
Heat oven to broil. Coat a large baking pan with cooking spray. Arrange pork chops and vegetables in a single layer on baking pan. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and fennel seed. Brush mixture on both sides of pork. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for about 6  minutes, or until pork has internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time and vegetables are crisp-tender. Remove from oven; divide pork and vegetables among pita pocket breads. Add 1 slice of cheese to each sandwich.Makes 8 sandwiches (4 servings).

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Serving Suggestions

What better way to eat your vegetables than from an Italian-inspired pita sandwich? Use different colored bell peppers for a festive look. Serve with Jicama Salad with Chile and Lime and fresh sliced tomatoes.


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Nutrition

Calories: 188 calories
Protein: 21 grams
Fat: 6 grams
Sodium: 280 milligrams
Cholesterol: 75 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 21 grams

Random Safety Tip:
Do not use the same surface for cutting uncooked meat and vegetables. Use different cutting board for uncooked meat.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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