Sweet ‘N’ Sour Pork Chops
"Featuring a twist of citrus, these tender chops have earned a spot on my family's list of favorite dinners," writes Margaret Pache of Mesa, Arizona. "To save time, I bake a double batch and freeze some. The chops reheat so nicely, your family will never guess they're eating leftovers."
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 6 boneless pork loin chops (1-1/2 pounds)
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
- 4 cups hot cooked rice
- In a large nonstick skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil. Remove and keep warm. In the same pan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, molasses and orange zest until blended. Return meat to pan; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender. Remove chops and keep warm.
- Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add orange segments; cook for 1 minute. Serve over pork and rice.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 381 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fruit, 1-1/2 starch.
Originally published as Sweet 'N' Sour Pork Chops in Light & Tasty October/November 2001