Monday, May 5, 2014

Day Eighty-Eight - Easy Maple Pork Chops (5.1.14)


Ingredients
  • 4 (1-inch thick) bone-in pork chops
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the pork chops in the preheated skillet until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Arrange seared chops into a casserole dish.
  3. Whisk maple syrup, water, onion, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt and pepper together in a bowl to dissolve te chili powder; pour over the pork chops.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the chops are no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes.
Opinions
Potter: These turned out delicious. They were very tender and incredibly delicious. It was a great balance of sweet and savory. If you don't like sweet entrees you may want to skip this one but otherwise this dish was perfect. I would make sure to get thick cut pork chops too, ours were thinner and cooked a bit faster than the recipe called for.
Katie: These pork chops were great. The meat was tender and had a wonderful flavor. The dish was sweeter than most, but balanced; however, as Potter states above, if you aren't a fan of sweet entrees, I would steer clear.