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Onion-and-Cherry-Glazed Pork Chops

Onion-and-Cherry-Glazed Pork ChopsDried cherries add a touch of sweet to this tangy recipe. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes and a peppered coleslaw.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
1/2 teaspoon garlic-pepper blend seasoning
3 teaspoons olive oil - divided use
2 small onions, sliced and separated into rings
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup sweetened dried cherries
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Season chops with garlic-pepper.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté chops for 6 to 8 minutes or until nicely browned, turning once. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  3. Cook onions in remaining oil in same skillet, covered, over medium-low heat for 12 to 14 minutes or until onions are very tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in brown sugar. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onions are lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile, stir together cornstarch, water, cherries and vinegar; add to skillet. Cook and stir until bubbly and slightly thickened. Add pork chops to skillet; heat through.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 230 calories Protein 21 grams Fat 9 grams Sodium 170 milligrams Cholesterol 60 milligrams Saturated Fat 2 grams Carbohydrates 15 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.