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Down-Home Pork Chops

 Down-Home Pork Chops
Zippy sauce made of brown sugar, crushed red pepper flakes and soy sauce adds personality to this otherwise straightforward main dish. —Denise Hruz, Germantown, Wisconsin
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown pork chops on both
  • sides in oil; remove and set aside. Add garlic to the pan; saute for
  • 1 minute. Stir in the broth, brown sugar, soy sauce and pepper
  • flakes. Return chops to the pan; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes
  • or until meat thermometer reads 160°.
  • Remove chops and keep warm. Combine cornstarch and water until
  • smooth; stir into the broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir
  • for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with chops. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 pork chop with about 2 tablespoons sauce equals 219 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 376 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber,

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Down-Home Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer