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Maple-Mustard Glazed Pork Chops

Maple-Mustard Glazed Pork ChopsThis maple-mustard glaze pairs perfectly with pork on the grill. Add grilled winter squash or sweet potatoes to the menu and use the same glaze as a finishing touch. Toss a green salad; add crumbled blue cheese and croutons. Dinner’s on!

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pork chops, about 1 1/4-inches thick
1 small onion, chopped
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup maple-flavored syrup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small saucepan sauté onion in oil under tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in syrup, vinegar, mustard, soy sauce and pepper; let simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Grill chops over medium-hot fire for a total of 12 to 15 minutes, until nicely browned.
  3. During last couple of minutes on the grill, brush liberally with glaze, turning frequently to glaze evenly.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 400 calories Protein 40 grams Fat 13 grams Sodium 720 milligrams Cholesterol 105 milligrams Saturated Fat 3 grams Carbohydrates 25 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.