Maple-Thyme Pork Chops

25 Aug

Makes: 4 servings

Serving size: 4 ounces cooked meat and 1 tablespoon pecan mixture

Start to Finish: 20 mins

 

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, about 3/4 inch thick (about 1-1/4 pounds total)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

Preparation

  • Sprinkle chops with salt and ground black pepper. In a very large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add chops; cook for 9 to 13 minutes or until pork juices run clear (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through cooking time.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine pecans, syrup, butter, and thyme. Place cooked pork chops onto 4 dinner plates. Top with syrup mixture.
  • Tip: Money-Saving Tip: Switch out the 2 tablespoons shallot for 1/4 cup chopped onion.

 

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 290
Fat per serving: 14g
Saturated fat per   serving: 4g
Protein per serving: 32g
Carbohydrates per   serving: 9g
Cholesterol per serving: 101mg
Sodium per serving: 242mg

 

Source: Heart Healthy Online

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