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Put a Pork in it

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Bugs Bunny has nothing on Porky Pig. For this week’s dinner, Put a Pork in It!, Live Well Alabama is cooking up good ol’ fashion pork chops.

“If you’re looking for a tasty and easy meat-and-veggie dinner recipe that will shake things up a bit, this is it!”

-Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension nutrition specialist and registered dietitian


  • Cooking spray
  • Four pork chops
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup grape jelly
  • One can lima beans, 15 ounces, drained
  • One can whole kernel corn, 15 ounces, drained
  • One can hominy, 15.5 ounces, rinsed and drained

Pro Tip

What is hominy? These tasty, puffy, chewy kernels of corn or maize have been soaked to soften and double in size. Try grilling, broiling or roasting protein foods like pork chops.


Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay out four large pieces of foil. Spray foil with cooking spray. Season pork chops with salt and pepper. Mix barbecue sauce and jelly in small bowl. Mix beans, corn and hominy in large bowl. Divide corn mixture among four foil sheets. Top each corn mixture with pork chop. Spoon barbecue sauce mixture over each pork chop. Fold foil over pork chop to form sealed packet. Repeat for each pork chop. Place packets on baking sheet. Bake 40 minutes. Open packets carefully and serve.

Want to learn more? Step by step instructions for the Put a Pork in it! recipe, as well as an instructional video, are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Live Well Alabama recipes are all about trying fruits and veggies in tasty, easy and budget-friendly ways.” Funderburk said. “Our recipes are easy to prepare, and they don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment!”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget friendly.

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