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Pork Chops With Bulgur and Bourbon Sauce

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  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Bulgar/Cracked wheat 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped almonds 1 Tablespoon
  Reduced calorie margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Chopped celery 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chopped apple 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sliced green onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Snipped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Ground sage 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Bourbon 1 Teaspoon
  Butterflied pork chops 4 , about 1/2 inch thick
For sauce
  Canned reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup 10 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Bourbon 1 Tablespoon
  Ground sage 1⁄8 Teaspoon

Place water in 2-cup measure.
Microwave at High for 1 1/2 to 4 1/2 minutes, or until water boils.
Place bulgur in small mixing bowl.
Add boiling water.
Cover and let stand for 30 minutes to soften.
Drain and press out excess moisture.
Set aside.
In 1-quart casserole, combine almonds and margarine.
Microwave at High for 3 to 4 minutes, or just until almonds begin to brown.
Add celery, apple, onions, parsley, sage, salt, pepper and bourbon.
Mix well.
Microwave at High for 3 to 4 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender, stirring after half the time.
Add bulgur to vegetable mixture.
Arrange pork chops in 9-inch square baking dish with thickest portions toward outside of dish.
Top each with one-fourth of the bulgur mixture.
Set aside.
In medium mixing bowl, combine all sauce ingredients.
Mix well.
Spoon around chops.
Cover with wax paper.
Microwave at 70% (Medium High) for 18 to 20 minutes, or until pork is no longer pink, rotating dish after every 5 minutes.
Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes

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Pork Chops With Bulgur And Bourbon Sauce Recipe