Thoughtless Thursday: Hawaiian Pork Chops


I’ve been on a latin kick this week due to an influx of fabulous latin flavor ingredients.   In particular I had some chayote squash I had no idea what to do with.  So in that vein I sort of threw together this Mexicanish themed lasagna.  Well that was a huge disaster.  So my plan B was these Hawaiian Pork Chops.  They’re easy, tender, and very low fat and low ca.  I was so pleased with how these turned out and how much food I was able to have for under 700 calories for dinner.


  • 4 lean, boneless pork chops (about 1 pound)
  • 4 slices of fresh pineapple (about 3 oz. each)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 4 oz. sliced mushrooms
  • flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of corn starch


  1. Pour a bit of flour into a plate and dredge each chop through it until lightly coated.
  2. Layer on bottom of crock pot.
  3. Top each chop with a slice of pineapple.
  4. Layer the onion over the pineapple.
  5. Pour the teriyaki over the top.
  6. Cook on low for about 5-6 hours, throwing in the mushrooms during the last hour.
  7. Mix the cornstarch with a bit of cold water until smooth, then add to the liquid in the crock pot and allow to thicken for about 5 minutes.
  8. Serve on a bed of rice.

This makes 2 servings of 2 chops/pineapple slices/veggies per person on a bed of 1 cup of brown rice for 628 calories and 7.2 grams of fat.

Printable version.

Kelly from Evil Shenanigans also had a yen for Mexican this week.  She had better luck with her Soft Taco Stack.  That looks awesome!

Kait Nolan

Kait Nolan is stuck in an office all day, sometimes juggling all three of her jobs at once with the skill of a trained bear—sometimes with a similar temperament. After hours, she uses her powers for good, creating escapist fiction. This Mississippi native has something for everyone, from short and sweet to Southern contemporary romance to action-packed paranormal—all featuring heroes you’d want to sweep you off your feet and rescue you from work-day drudgery. When not working or writing, Kait’s hanging out in her kitchen cooking and wishing life were a Broadway musical.

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