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Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze

 Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze
My husband loves pork chops, so I try to find new ways to use them. He calls this version "restaurant quality!" —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 10 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork chops with pepper flakes, salt and pepper. In a large
  • skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork; cook for 5-7 minutes
  • on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for
  • medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°).
  • Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, whisk the vinegar, honey, green onions, garlic,

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Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • rosemary, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring
  • occasionally. Remove from the heat; whisk in butter until melted.
  • Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 715 calories, 41 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 169 mg cholesterol, 557 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 46 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.