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Pork Chop Barley Bake

Dress up plain pork chops by preparing this delicious dish.—National Barley Foods Council, Mary Sullivan, Spokane, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 65 min. Bake: 1 hour
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 7 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Orange slices and fresh rosemary, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, saute the barley, onion and celery in 3 tablespoons butter until barley is golden brown and vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minuet longer. Stir in the broth, orange juice, zest and rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35 minutes or until barley is partially cooked. Add pecans.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in remaining butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange over barley mixture.
  • Combine glaze ingredients; brush half over chops. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover; brush with remaining glaze. Bake 15 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Garnish with orange and rosemary if desired.

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