Pineapple Ginger Chops
Pork and pineapple goes wonderfully together so this recipe will be a hit for your family. The recipe is so quickly prepared, it is a perfect for a weeknight supper.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
- Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup juice; set aside. Combine pepper and ginger; rub over both sides of pork chops. In a skillet, brown chops in butter for 2-3 minutes on each side. Add orange juice, 1 cup pineapple and reserved pineapple juice. (Refrigerate remaining pineapple for another use.)
- Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove pork chops and keep warm. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt and water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 323 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 178mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1-1/2 fruit.
Originally published as Tropical Chops in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006
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