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Pork Chops with Maple-Mustard Sauce

EatingWell Serves Two

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As Vermonters, we think a touch of maple syrup makes anything better, and these chops are proof. Round out the meal with Wild Rice Salad, roasted delicata squash and a glass of Pinot Noir.



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Pork Chops with Maple-Mustard Sauce Recipe

Makes: 2 servings

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons plus 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops, (8 ounces), trimmed of fat
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage, or 1/2 teaspoon rubbed dried sage

Preparation

  1. Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub all over pork.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until browned on both sides and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and cover with foil.
  3. While the pork is resting, heat vinegar in the skillet over medium-high heat. Boil, scraping up any browned bits with a wooden spoon, about 30 seconds. Whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon mustard and maple syrup. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Add any accumulated juices from the pork to the sauce, along with sage. Serve the pork topped with the sauce.

Nutrition

Per serving: 254 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 5 g mono); 65 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 0 g fiber; 472 mg sodium; 382 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (53% daily value), Zinc (20% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrates, 3 1/2 lean meat


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Recipe Categories

Type of Dish
Main dish, meat
Ethnic/Regional
American
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Servings
2
Main Ingredient
Pork
Preparation/ Technique
Saute
Meal/Course
Dinner

Holiday
Valentine's Day
Publication
EatingWell Serves Two

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