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Pork Chops with Ginger Maple Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

An unusual combination of cinnamon, chili powder, ginger and maple syrup gives these tender pork chops simply fantastic flavor! No one will believe this recipe is lower in fat. Ruth Gooding - Los Angeles, California

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice

Directions

  1. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, cook onion in 2 teaspoons oil until golden brown and very tender, about 10 minutes. Add ginger; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, salt, pepper and cinnamon; rub over both sides of pork chops. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chops in remaining oil for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Add the broth, syrup and onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove chops and keep warm.
  4. Bring broth mixture to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is thickened and reduced to 1/2 cup. Serve chops with rice and sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 393 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 431mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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