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


  • 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 each: 393 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2-1/2 starch, 3 lean meat 1 fat


  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

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."

Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

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

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."

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!"

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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