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.

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Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

224 calories; protein 19g; carbohydrates 19.4g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 15.8g; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 1.8g; cholesterol 57.3mg; vitamin a iu 275.9IU; vitamin c 6.2mg; folate 7.8mcg; calcium 68.7mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 72.9mg; potassium 633mg; sodium 235.5mg; thiamin 0.4mg.

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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More