This weeks Sunday Chef brings to you a tasty recipe from SimplyRecipes called Vermont Maple Syrup Pork Chops. These have a pretty quick prep (10-15 minutes) and then they bake for about 45 minutes. The ingredients needed are below:
- 6 pork chops
- Olive oil for browning the pork chops
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or white vinegar (I used apple)
- 1 Tsp chili powder
- 1/2 Tsp pepper
- Salt (to taste)
The recipe also calls for worcestershire sauce, but I left this out since I noticed the bottle that’s been in my fridge forever has HFCS in it. Also, I added about 1 Tbsp honey into the dressing just to sweeten up that chili powder a bit more. I would recommend tasting it as you are mixing/adding ingredients and adjust as necessary.
While you lightly brown both sides the pork chops in olive oil, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small saucepan, combine all of the other ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until warm. Place the pork chops in a baking dish with sides and pour the syrup mixture over them. I topped mine with the extra onion, but that is not necessary.
I baked the pork chops uncovered for about 35 minutes and uncovered them for the last 45. I basted them with the sauce a couple of times as they cooked and after the 45 minutes they were pretty well done. I did not make a gravy with the sauce in the pan, but you can add flour and thicken it if you wish.