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Tasty Pork Chops

"My husband has always preferred beef to pork," writes Carolyn Huddelestun of Rockford, Illinois. "But after I prepared pork this way, he's often asked me to make it again. We like this best served with rice or mashed potatoes."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick and 6 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce; set aside. In a large skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, saute onion for 2-3 minutes. Add orange juice mixture; cook and stir until heated through. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into pan juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over chops.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 295 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 403mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.

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