Cider Vinegar-&-Molasses-Glazed Pork Chops

Cider Vinegar-&-Molasses-Glazed Pork Chops

3 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Serve these chops, dripping with sauce, on whole-wheat rolls for a Southern-style sandwich, or serve on a plate with some coleslaw and beans. A tall glass of minty iced tea will balance out the tangy sauce.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 thin-cut boneless pork chops, (8 ounces), trimmed of fat
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce


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  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a medium skillet. Add pork, and cook until browned and no longer pink in the middle, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
  2. Add shallot, jalapeno and garlic; cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add molasses, vinegar, mustard and soy sauce and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes. Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan and turn to coat with sauce. Serve the pork with the sauce.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 224 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 0 g fiber; 19 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 57 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 276 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 69 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 236 mg sodium; 633 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Reviews 3

July 05, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Great sauce...makes the dish This recipe is all about the sauce, which could be used on many other meats, like chicken, steaks, burgers, pork tenderloin, etc. It reminds me of a red wine reduction I make with my filets...only better! I made the sauce with exact ingredients listed, but doubled it to yield more. The jalepenos give the sauce a nice kick. Love it! Pros: Excellent flavor. Sauce can be used with other meats IMO Cons: Sauce recipe is too small a portion. Double or triple it
March 19, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Yum! Made this tonight for dinner for 6 people, so had to kind of triple the recipe, which actually made too much sauce. However, it was really tasty! The kids liked it a lot too! I didn't do the jalapenos, and made two substitutions (green onions for shallots, and Worcestershire sauce for the soy sauce), but I really liked it that way! Recommended!
October 24, 2011
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By: greenmachine31
Sweet and tangy I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I used honey mustard and red onion, because I didn't have shallots or dijon. I was a little worried about the molasses, but it turned out great. My bf went back for thirds. I served it with roasted sweet potatoes and green beans. I will definitely make it again.