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Secret Ingredient Saucy Chops

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

4 servings

Coffee, steak sauce, molasses and chocolate combine with garlic and thyme to drape these juicy chops in a thick, savory sauce. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
Secret Ingredient Saucy Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped

Directions

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, cook chops in oil over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove and keep warm.
  2. Add the coffee, steak sauce, molasses, garlic powder and thyme to the pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half. Whisk in chocolate until melted. Return pork chops to pan; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop: 295 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 500mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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