I'm constantly on the lookout for ways to "spice up" a standard dish. When I fixed these pork chops for the first time, my husband—who has a hearty appetite for down-home cooking—commented, "You can make this anytime!"
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 6 pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick)
- 1 tablespoon cooking oil
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 medium orange
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 12 whole cloves
- 1 cup fresh orange juice
- In a large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides. Add water, paprika, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer about 35 minutes, turning once. Meanwhile, grate peel from the stem end of the orange, then cut six slices from the other end. Set aside. In a saucepan over medium-high, combine 1 tablespoon peel, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and cloves. Stir in juice. Cook and stir until thickened. Add orange slices, cover and remove from the heat. To serve, top chops with sauce and orange slices. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Orange Pork Chops in Taste of Home's Down-Home Diabetic Cookbook Annual 1995, p184