Peppercorn Pork Chops

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Diet types:
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Kathleen from Pennsylvania.

Portions: 6

Serving size: 1 pork chop


  • 1 tablespoon crushed black peppercorns
  • 6 pork loin chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 5 garlic cloves, whole
  • 1 cup green and red bell peppers, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple juice


  1. Sprinkle and press peppercorns into both sides of pork chops.
  2. Heat oil, margarine and garlic cloves in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Add pork chops and cook uncovered for 5–6 minutes.
  4. Add bell peppers and apple juice.
  5. Cover and simmer for another 5–6 minutes or until pork is thoroughly cooked.

Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  386
  • Protein  25 g
  • Carbohydrates  4 g
  • Fat  30 g
  • Cholesterol  92 mg
  • Sodium  112 mg
  • Potassium  332 mg
  • Phosphorus  189 mg
  • Calcium  26 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 3-1/2 meat
    • 2 fat
    • 1/2 vegetable, low potassium

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Freeze leftover chops in individual portions to reheat for a quick meal later.

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3 Comments | Average User Rating:
Peppercorn Pork Chops
Inspired says:

Delicious! Peppered and browned two bone in loin chops with the garlic, added peppers, onions and green beans, added apple juice and put on lid for 8 mins. It's a keeper! Served over stuffing this time.

Oct. 22, 2013, 6:31 PM - Inappropriate review?
Peppercorn Pork Chops

I was wondering if the pork chops were small (much smaller than in this picture) and the margarine was reduced (1/4 cup seems like an awful lot) would this be suitable for CKD non dialysis? Thanks.... Dietitian comment: Yes, you can use smaller pork chops or you can cut the larger pork chops in half. A 2-ounce portion of the cooked pork chop contains approximately 15 grams of protein instead of 25 grams.

Sep. 26, 2013, 5:13 PM - Inappropriate review?
Peppercorn Pork Chops

Our whole family loved this dish. It was easy and fast to make. I would advise those to buy the peppercorn that you can crush in the bottle though, because it was hard to crush the peppers. I would also marinate the pork chops next time so we can have them on the grill. Yummy!!!!!

Jun. 07, 2008, 11:20 AM - Inappropriate review?

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