Mandarin Pork Chops Recipe
- 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 5 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 whole cloves
- 6 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1. Drain oranges, reserving juice; set oranges aside. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and 3 tablespoons reserved juice until smooth; set aside. In another small bowl, combine the onions, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, mustard, salt, cinnamon, cloves and remaining juice; set aside.
- 2. In a large nonstick skillet, brown pork chops in butter on both sides. Add onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, turning chops once.
- 3. Remove pork and keep warm. Discard cloves. Stir cornstarch mixture into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in oranges. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 6 servings.
1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 255 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.
Reviews for Mandarin Pork Chops
"Just made this for the first time. Wonderful!!! My husband said it tasted like potpourri, which I took as a compliment- because he went back for more. This will definitely go into our rotation! I served with rice and an asian salad."
"Very good, and for a change, I use pineapple instead of the oranges."
"fantastic -- would serve to company"
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.