Monday, May 20, 2013

Pork with Maple Dijon Sauce

We like to eat pork about once a week or so, and recently, my husband asked if I could make pork with sauce. So that's what I entered into my Google search, "pork with sauce," and I found the three ingredients for the sauce below, combined with my seasonings on the pork, and it turned out delicious! Give it a try!

Pork with Maple Dijon Sauce

4 boneless pork chops, thin cut
2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Ground Mustard
Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon butter

2 Tablespoons maple syrup
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard

Mix maple syrup, brown sugar and mustard together and set aside.
IMG_2024-psRemove visible fat from pork. Mix onion powder through pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle each side of each pork steak with the seasonings (about 1 teaspoon for each side) and spread it around with a butter knife or the back of a spoon so the chop is fully coated.

IMG_2020-psHeat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter. When butter is melted, add pork and brown (approximately 2 minutes each side). If you weren't able to get thin-cut pork chops, lower heat to medium, add a couple of Tablespoons water and cover with a lid and cook 2 minutes or until the pork is cooked through. A meat thermometer should read 160 degrees. Remove to a plate. Add sauce to skillet and heat several seconds, scraping up any brown bits in the skillet.

Serve pork with sauce spooned on top. 

This pork is delicious and is good served over a bed of greens, or with rice and a green vegetable. The kids and I like to spoon the sauce over our rice, so if this sounds good to you, I would suggest doubling the sauce recipe.

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