Maple Syrup Pork Chops

Maple Syrup Pork Chops

by Michelle on January 10, 2010

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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)

Maple Syrup MixtureThe 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.

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