"This easy treatment for pork caught my eye when I was paging through a cookbook and saw the word "caramelized," Elisa Lochridge recalls from her home in Beaverton, Oregon. "The slightly sweet glaze is yummy. I like to serve this over noodles or rice...or with mashed potatoes."
For the entree, Bernadette Bennett contributes her mouthwatering Orange Basil Chops. The no-fuss pork chops and simple sauce come together easily on the stovetop in one skillet, so cleanup is a breeze. With its hints or orange, garlic and basil, it's tasty main dish that impresses company yet is ready in no time.—Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas
"I found this recipe around 10 years ago and added the picante sauce, vegetables and crunchy water chestnuts," says Margaret Morton of Eau Claire, Michigan. "I've used apricot preserves or orange marmalade in place of the peach preserves," she adds.
Lori Comstock of Chesterfield, Virginia combines fresh garlic, herbs and sugar-free maple syrup to turn pork tenderloin into a distinctive entree. "The touch of sweetness makes the meat dish a big hit with my family," Lori says.
This recipe was passed down to me from Mom, who got it from her mother. Oregano and basil in the tomato sauce and in the coating on these tender moist chops give this entree its Italian flavor.
-Joanna Iovino of Commack, New York
"I remember cooking with my mother when I was younger," recalls Dennis Wolcott of Blossburg, Pennsylvania. "She would make pork chops in a barbecue sauce that I love. This simple yet delicious dish remains a favorite."
I came up with this recipe when I had leftover cooked pork that I wanted to use up. The whole family enjoys this entree. It's easy even if you don't have leftover meat, because the pork cooks so quickly. Or you can use chicken instead.—Denise Loewenthal, Hinckley, Ohio