Maple Mustard Pork Chops
with Blue Cheese Butter
Sweet and savory make a perfect marriage in this pork chop dish featuring pure maple syrup and blue cheese. Serve with steamed broccoli, sliced tomatoes vinaigrette and hot French bread.
4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon butter, softened
- In shallow bowl stir together vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, thyme, and hot pepper sauce. Add chops, turn several times to coat well.
- Heat heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade, and cook, turning once, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.*
- In small bowl stir together blue cheese and butter until smooth. Transfer chops to serving platter; top each with a dab of blue cheese butter.
Makes 4 servings.
*Chops may also be grilled directly over a medium-hot fire for a total of about 7-8 minutes.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 180 calories Protein 22 grams Fat 9 grams Sodium 180 milligrams Cholesterol 75 milligrams Saturated Fat 4 grams Carbohydrates 2 grams Fiber 0 grams.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.