1 lb Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops 3/4" thick (trim fat if there's a lot)
1 tsp Canola Oil
1/4 C Apple Juice
2 Tbsp Apple Jelly
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
My regular grocery store (Fry's) didn't carry any apple jelly. I found a jar, though, at Super Wal-Mart for just $1.50. I'm sure healthy food stores would carry it, too.
Here's what you do to make the chops:
1. Season with a little pepper. Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium high heat and brown chops on one side.
2. Mix juice, jelly and mustard in a little dish. I used a fork to mash up the jelly to get it mixed together well.
3. Turn chops. Add juice/jelly/mustard mixture to skillet.
4. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for about 10-12 minutes. To check doneness, cut into the middle of the thickest chop and make sure it's cooked through before removing from heat.
That's it!!! One little dish and one pan! wooo hooo! I was very nervous to serve this to my family since they are not used to the flavors. But my kids came through for me. They loved it! Matthew had a 2nd piece, and Sara went and got extra pan sauce for hers. My husband, Jeff, ate his up pretty quickly. It was a success! Yea! It was even easier and less messy than Shake N Bake. I love easy and no mess.
Here are the nutritional values for 1/4th of recipe (4 oz piece of meat and 1/4 of pan sauce): 300 calories, 5.8g fat, 4.1g saturated fat, 2.2g polyunsaturated fat, 84mg cholesterol, 418mg sodium, 490mg potassium, 8.4g carb, 32g protein. (5 Points Plus) It's a little high in calories, but definitely worth it. The carb count and grams of protein are phenomenal, though.
So go ahead and try something new....Apple Mustard-Glazed Pork Chops is a good place to start! If you'd like to leave a comment, please do. You can always reach me, too, at email@example.com.
UPDATE: I made 8 pork chops, and after everyone ate, there was just one left. Matthew, my 12 year old, came in about 2 hours after dinner and asked me if he could have another dinner. So, he ate the last one. Jeff had I think 3 chops himself. I wanted more, but I stuck to 1 serving like a good girl. Jeff said numerous times throughout the evening how good the chops were. Point is, the family REALLY loved these chops. I hope yours does too!
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