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Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops Recipe

Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops Recipe

When I want to get dinner on the table, I look for recipes that meet my EFF standards—easy, fast and frugal. These sweet and delicious Apple-Balsamic Pork Chops score on all three counts. —Jami Wells, Boise, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple jelly
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. Add apple cider to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Stir in the broth, jelly and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup.
  • 3. Return chops to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Add butter and stir until melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with about 1 tablespoon sauce equals 298 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 499 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.