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Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce Recipe
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Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce Recipe

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An unusual combination of cinnamon, chili powder, ginger and maple syrup gives these tender pork chops simply fantastic flavor! No one will believe this recipe is lower in fat. Ruth Gooding - Los Angeles, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/2 cup rice and 2 tablespoons sauce equals 393 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 431 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook onion in 2 teaspoons oil until golden brown and very tender, about 10 minutes. Add ginger; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon; rub over both sides of pork chops. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chops in remaining oil for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Add the broth, syrup and onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove chops and keep warm.
  4. Bring broth mixture to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup. Serve chops with rice and sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p57

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/2 cup rice and 2 tablespoons sauce equals 393 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 431 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Really good. I added a little garlic and soy sauce to the sauce."

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Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"These had an interesting flavor that I found very appealing. I will be making these again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"Pork chops were tender and flover was good and different because of the spices. I poured the juice on the rice and it was too sweet and the flavor was fair but not yummy."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"This recipe is one of our favorites. I made it for our dinner guest and the response was, "It taste like Christmas!"

I usually save this recipe if I want to impress people with my cooking!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"These were good and I would make them again, but they just weren't as flavorful as I was expecting them to be."

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