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Raspberry Balsamic Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked chops are so delicious and so easy to make. They are my husband's favorite meal. —Lynn Moretti, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 4 smoked bone-in pork chops (7-1/2 ounces each )
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
  • 1 tablespoon thawed frozen orange juice concentrate

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425°. In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. In another shallow bowl, toss bread crumbs with pecans.
  • Coat pork chops with flour; shake off excess. Dip in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture, patting to help adhere. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Meanwhile, place remaining ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 6-8 minutes. Serve with chops.

Test Kitchen tips
  • If you can't find smoked pork chops or want a lower-sodium alternative, this recipe will work with fresh chops, too. Season the meat =with salt and pepper before coating, and cook the chops to at least 145°.
  • This recipe will work with a variety of nuts, so feel free to try other ones. Hazelnuts and almonds would both be tasty.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 pork chop with 1 tablespoon glaze: 579 calories, 36g fat (10g saturated fat), 106mg cholesterol, 1374mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.
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