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Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce

An unusual combination of cinnamon, chili powder, ginger and maple syrup gives these tender pork chops simply fantastic flavor! No one will believe this recipe is lower in fat. Ruth Gooding - Los Angeles, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice


  • In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook onion in 2 teaspoons oil until golden brown and very tender, about 10 minutes. Add ginger; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  • Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon; rub over both sides of pork chops. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chops in remaining oil for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Add the broth, syrup and onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove chops and keep warm.
  • Bring broth mixture to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup. Serve chops with rice and sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 393 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • ABiggie
    Sep 17, 2013

    Really good. I added a little garlic and soy sauce to the sauce.

  • Potroast911
    Dec 2, 2012

    These had an interesting flavor that I found very appealing. I will be making these again.

  • janeron
    Feb 19, 2012

    Pork chops were tender and flover was good and different because of the spices. I poured the juice on the rice and it was too sweet and the flavor was fair but not yummy.

  • annaf27
    Oct 21, 2011

    This recipe is one of our favorites. I made it for our dinner guest and the response was, "It taste like Christmas!"I usually save this recipe if I want to impress people with my cooking!

  • s_pants
    Oct 6, 2011

    These were good and I would make them again, but they just weren't as flavorful as I was expecting them to be.

  • rmbarr059
    Sep 29, 2011

    These were AWESOME!!! Even my hubby was impressed. Lately, every time I cook pork chops they are always DRY...these were deliciously moist and tender with fantastic flavor!

  • kmfest2009
    Aug 14, 2011

    DELICIOUS!!! YUM YUM!!! I make this atleast once a week, and make enough so I have leftovers LOL. its that good! I LOVE IT!!!

  • revjoannrom828
    May 30, 2011

    I actually made a BBQ sauce from the sauce ingredients and thickened with cornstarch and BBQ the chops in it. It was really good and the BBQ was good on the rice, which I made jasmine rice instead of white. Very good.

  • cnbatista
    May 27, 2011

    No comment left

  • Aseleener
    Nov 4, 2010

    Really good. I suggest increasing the spice rub, because I don't feel like it is enough for 4 good sized chops. But very good.