Pork Chops with Balsamic Sweet Onions

Pork Chops with Balsamic Sweet Onions

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March 2019

Balsamic onions and raisins add a burst of sweet and savory flavor to pan-seared pork chops. Round out this healthy dinner recipe with sweet potatoes and green beans.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 boneless pork loin chops or cutlets, about ½ inch thick, trimmed (1-1¼ pounds total)
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced sweet onions
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ½ cup unsalted chicken broth
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley


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  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning once, until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer registers 140°F, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer the pork to a plate and tent with foil.
  2. Add onions and thyme to the pan; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add broth and water; cover and cook for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring often, until the onions are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in raisins and vinegar, scraping up any browned bits. Bring to a boil. Cook until thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Serve the pork with the sauce, topped with parsley.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cutlet and ¼ cup onions
  • Per serving: 246 calories; 12 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 13 mcg folate; 65 mg cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 180 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 42 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 423 mg sodium; 419 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2½ lean protein, 1½ fat, 1 vegetable, ½ fruit

Reviews 3

May 27, 2019
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By: Dianne Dunlap
Excellent recipe - sliced a roast instead of using pork chops - served with microwaved polenta.
March 25, 2019
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By: fathappy
Excellent and easy. Will become one of my main recipe rotations. I served with the sweet potato recipe and substituted soy sauce for the Miso. My husband adored!
March 18, 2019
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By: ChristineC
Quite easy to make. Pork chops took a little longer than the recommended 6-8 minutes. I did roasted red potatoes on the side instead of sweet potatoes because that is what we had on hand. Turned out very well.
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