My husband loves my breaded pan-fried pork cutlet. And even the breaded version is pretty healthy. BUT if you’re on the 21 Day Fix or another clean eating diet, those bread crumbs may not be on the menu. No worries!
From time to time, I find pork cube steaks on sale at my grocery store. They are always a good buy, so I’ll pick up a couple packs and throw them in the freezer. However, other than a breaded pork Milanese, I’m not really sure what to do with these suckers. So I tried the same basic recipe without the bread crumbs and amped up on the herbs. It worked!
– pork cutlets or cube steaks
– Italian seasoning
– garlic powder
– onion powder
– salt and pepper
– olive oil
– marinara or tomato sauce (check the ingredients and choose one without sugar)
– shredded mozzarella
Heat a tablespoon on olive oil in a large pan. Season the pork cutlets well with herbs, garlic, onion powder, and S&P. Cook a 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. Spoon a little tomato sauce on each and sprinkle with mozzarella. Put the top on the pan and let it cook for another minute or so. Turn off the heat but leave the top on. Let that sit while you get the plates, etc. out. By the time you get ready to plate it up, the tomato sauce will be hot and the cheese will have melted.
Serve with green beans and/or salad.
21 Day Fix Count: 1-1/2 red (depending on size), 1/2 blue, 1 teaspoon
The tomato sauce isn’t enough to count for a green on its own, so add some veggies!