|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 28g||36%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||42%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
The preparation for these tasty pork chops is simple with very little hands-on work required. Serve them with sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes and peas or green beans. The simple, tangy maple glaze flavors the pork chops perfectly.
Creole mustard is used in this recipe, but a spicy brown or whole-grain mustard can be substituted.
- 1 to 2 tablespoons peanut oil (or extra-virgin olive oil)
- 4 bone-in loin pork chops
- Dash kosher salt
- Dash black pepper (freshly ground)
- Garlic powder (to taste)
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (darkest grade)
- 1/3 cup chicken broth (low sodium or no sodium)
- 2 tablespoons Creole mustard
- 2 teaspoons cider vinegar (or balsamic vinegar)
Gather the ingredients.
Heat the peanut oil or olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Pat the pork chops dry. Sprinkle the chops with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
Arrange the chops in the hot oil in the skillet. Cook the pork chops for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned.
In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, chicken broth, mustard, and vinegar until well mixed. Add to the skillet, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove the cover and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes longer, or until the liquids are reduced and syrupy and the pork chops are glazed.
Serve the pork chops with hot cooked rice or roasted potatoes. Steamed broccoli, green beans, or peas are all excellent choices for side vegetables.
Before adding the pork chops to the skillet, sauté about 1/2 cup of sliced onions in the hot oil. Using a slotted spoon, remove the onions from the skillet and reserve and brown the chops as directed. Add the onions back to the skillet along with the sauce mixture.
Pork Chops Many Ways
Pork chops are an economical way to feed a family and the meat lends itself to a lot of flavor nuances so you'll never tire of it.
- Herb and garlic pork chops are prepared by simmering on the stovetop. An electric skillet also can be used to cook these pork chops.
- Cook orange glazed pork chops on the stovetop or on a grill for a smoky flavor.
- If you've been dying to try your hand at cast-iron cooking, these iron skillet roasted pork chops with apples are perfect. They're seared first and then finished in the oven in the same pan.
- If you don't like fussing with bones in your meat, these boneless pork chops with apples and cranberries will fill the bill.
- And for a little South of the Border flair, you can't go wrong with spicy southwestern pork chops with tomatoes and peppers.