Maple Glazed Center Cut Pork Chops

CATHY BORDEN

BRUNO'S SUPERMARKETS

Maple Glazed Center Cut Pork Chops

Serves 4-6               Prep 5 minutes              Cook 20 minutes

4 teaspoons chili powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

6 (10-ounce) center cut bone-in pork chops, about 1-inch thick

2 tablespoons Best Yet brand olive oil, divided

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup butter maple syrup

1/2 cup Best Yet brand chicken stock

Pecans, toasted and chopped, optional garnish

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder and salt and sprinkle evenly over both sides of the pork chops.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium, and cook until desired doneness, about for 4 to 6 minutes.
  3. In a small skillet, over medium-high heat, add the balsamic vinegar and cook until reduced by half. Stir in the maple syrup and chicken stock. Cook over medium heat until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and serve with the maple syrup. Garnish with toasted pecans.

Noon Cooking - September 13, 2010