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Chinese Pork Chops Recipe

Brewed tea, soy sauce and salt-free seasoning blend lend an Asian flavor to these tender boneless pork chops. The recipe, submitted by Rose Grace of Fall River, Massachusetts, makes plenty of gravy for drizzling over the tasty chops.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat stick margarine
  • 2 cups brewed tea
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 1 large onion, halved and sliced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  • 1. Season both sides of pork chops with seasoning blend and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, brown meat in margarine on each side over medium-high heat. Add the tea, celery, onion and soy sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Remove meat to serving dish. Strain cooking liquid, reserving vegetables. Place vegetables in a serving dish with meat. Combine cornstarch and water in a small saucepan until smooth. Stir in 1 cup cooking liquid. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over pork chops. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Parkay Light stick margarine.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 218 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 518mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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elbay User ID: 2026190 138725
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2008

"These chops are always very tender and the tea-based gravy gives them a wonderful flavor. I usually serve it with the Snow Pea Medley and some rice."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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