I started out fixing another recipe but didn't have all the ingredients, so I came up with this one! The spice gives it a flavorful kick. You can make your own five-spice powder by combining cloves, cinnamon, anise and nutmeg. I love that you can make this dish on the stovetop or the grill. —Jill Thomas, Washington, Indiana
Five-Spice Glazed Smoked Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Place the first 6 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring just to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
In a 12-in. skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add pork chops; cook until bottoms are browned, 4-5 minutes. Turn chops; spoon glaze over top. Cook, uncovered, until chops are glazed and heated through, 3-4 minutes.
Test Kitchen tips
Chinese five-spice powder is a seasoning that adds both warm and cool flavors to food. Blends vary, but it often contains star anise, Szechuan peppercorns, cloves, cinnamon or cassia bark, and fennel.
Many grocery stores carry only one type of smoked pork chop. If yours sells only boneless chops, feel free to use them in place of bone-in.