Mississippi on the Menu

Mississippi Pork

In 2013, Mississippi’s 439 pork producers contributed a production value of $144 million dollars to our state’s economy.  Pork is ideal for the calorie conscious. Pork’s high ratio of nutrients to calories is termed “high nutrient density”. A three ounce serving of lean pork has only 165 calories.  Besides being comparatively low in calories, three ounces of cooked lean pork contains only a moderate amount of cholesterol; just 67 mg.

Enjoy this recipe for a delicious dinner.

Barbecue Pork Skillet

4 New York (top loin) pork chops, 3/4-inch thick

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup Italian dressing

1/4 cup barbecue sauce

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat and brown chops about 1 minute on each side.
Add remaining ingredients to pan, stirring to blend.
Cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Serves 4.