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Pork with Blueberry Herb Sauce Recipe
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Pork with Blueberry Herb Sauce Recipe

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A different and delicious way to use blueberries, this tangy, sweet-savory sauce would also be great over chicken. The blend of berries and balsamic is wonderful! —Libby Walp, Chicago
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage or 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/4 cup sauce equals 343 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, pepper, salt and cayenne; sprinkle over pork.
  2. In a large ovenproof skillet coated with cooking spray, brown pork chops. Bake, uncovered at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove pork and keep warm.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to the pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened, about 8 minutes. Serve with pork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Pork with Blueberry Herb Sauce in Healthy Cooking June/July 2011, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/4 cup sauce equals 343 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

I have made this several times and follow recipe exactly and it always turns out wonderful. My husband said this is a keeper!

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

What a wonderful flavor combination. Sweet yet tangy. Hubby says to add this to the favorites list!

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Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

Great simple recipe! Loved it!

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Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

Easy and soooo delicious! I grilled my porkchops and simmered the other ingredients on the stove.

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

Super simple recipe and very tasty! Love the spicy contrast of the herb rub with the sweet blueberries! My whole family loved it and asked for the recipe.

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