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Tasty Pork Chops Recipe

Tasty Pork Chops Recipe

"My husband has always preferred beef to pork," writes Carolyn Huddelestun of Rockford, Illinois. "But after I prepared pork this way, he's often asked me to make it again. We like this best served with rice or mashed potatoes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce; set aside. In a large skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute onion for 2-3 minutes. Add orange juice mixture; cook and stir until heated through. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over chops. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/3 cup sauce equals 295 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 403 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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