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Pork Chops with Sweet Potato

“As snowbirds originally from Iowa, we love these tender chops and sweet potatoes with an orange sauce in the fall, no matter where we are,” explains Jean Nieman from Mesa, Arizona.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each and 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • Dash pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water


  • In a small nonstick skillet, brown pork chops in oil. Place in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Layer with sweet potato; drizzle with butter.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, salt, ginger, mace and pepper; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over sweet potato.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until the pork reaches 160° and potato is tender. Remove pork and potato; keep warm. Pour pan juices into a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with pork and sweet potato.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 356 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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  • Charlene
    Oct 15, 2019

    Maybe I did it wrong, but it was disgusting. Even my garbage disposal husband wouldn't eat it.

  • Tauras95
    Aug 8, 2013

    We changed the recipe up for 8 servings. We also used boneless and skinless chicken breasts.It is so good. The chicken stayed moist and the the sauce is easy and so flavorful.We're going to be using the sauce for beef, chicken, pork and even is that good.

  • 5mixednuts
    Jan 11, 2013

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  • mommacancook
    Nov 29, 2011

    I to did not have mace and left it out of the recipe and I did not thicken the pan juice from the baked chops but they turned out great. Even my two year old had seconds.

  • cee-jay
    Jul 27, 2010

    After reading the reviews, I jump-started the sweet potato in the microwave for 2 minutes. At the end of 35 minutes the potatos were perfect

  • Aseleener
    Jan 11, 2010

    We absolutely loved this dish. I didn't have mace, and it called for such a small amount, that I just left that out. I used fresh ginger instead of ground. Like a previous reviewer said, my potatoes weren't done after 30 minutes, so I let them go an additional 10. After a total of 40, they were done, but not mushy. This is definitely going into my monthly meal rotation.

  • keverwann
    Dec 16, 2007

    My sweet potatoes were still somewhat crunchy after baking.

  • notme
    Nov 5, 2005

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