Simple Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops Recipe
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Simple Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops Recipe

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Just five ingredients are all that's needed for these tender chops. “Whenever I serve these to company, they get rave reviews and recipe requests,” notes Jami Ouellette of Houston, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bone-in center-cut pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup beer or beef broth
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chops for 3 minutes on each side.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the beer or broth, ketchup and brown sugar. Pour over pork; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Remove chops and keep warm. Simmer sauce until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Sweet 'n' Tangy Pork Chops in Light & Tasty August/September 2005, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce equals 245 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 347 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

This recipe pairs well with a medium white wine.

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Reviewed May. 15, 2010

So simple and easy to make, using ingredients that everyone has on hand. The pork chops were moist and flavorful. I added more salt and pepper for flavor. Everything was made in the skillet, so it was easy to clean up.

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Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

The sauce was too thin and never thickened up.

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Reviewed Apr. 16, 2009

sounds good

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