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Spiced Rhubarb Pork Chops Recipe

My husband and I own a small restaurant in the middle of Amish country. Our menu often features recipes using rhubarb from our garden. This savory pork dish is a favorite. —Connie Hamilton, Hazelton, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fresh rhubarb (1/2-inch pieces)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the rhubarb, broth, sugar and honey; cook over medium heat until rhubarb is tender. Stir in the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and food coloring if desired.
  • 2. In a large skillet, brown pork chops in oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour rhubarb mixture over the chops. Cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until meat juices run clear, turning once. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 288 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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