Cumin Pork & Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Butter

This flavorful pork dish goes great with the tasty sweet potato side. Complete the meal by serving this recipe with a side of steamed vegetables or a colorful garden salad.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 3 ounces of pork, 1/2 sweet potato, and about 1 tablespoon of topping

  • Calories 335
  • Carbohydrate 37 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Fat 10 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 5 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 125 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


2 8-ounce sweet potatoes, pierced in several areas with fork
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Paprika to taste
4 4-ounce boneless pork cutlets, trimmed of fat

Topping Ingredients:

2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine
2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon grated orange zest
¼ teaspoon vanilla, butter, and nut flavoring
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 small oranges, quartered


  1. Cook potatoes in microwave on HIGH setting for 10 to 11 minutes or until they are fork-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Sprinkle cumin and paprika evenly over pork chops and season lightly with salt and pepper if desired. Cook pork chops 4 minutes on each side or until barely pink in center.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the topping ingredients until well-blended.
  4. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise, fluff with a fork, and spoon equal amounts of topping mixture on each half. Serve with quartered oranges alongside.

From 15-Minute Diabetic Meals by Nancy Hughes

Photo: Burwell and Burwell Photography - Cumin Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Butter from 15-minute Diabetic Meals.

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