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Pork Chops with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

Good lean pork and pecans in a sweet and savory sauce. This is the perfect dish as Fall comes on. Both the pecans and the pork are high in monounsaturated fat. Warm and rich, this goes so well with mashed potatoes or yams and the whole dish takes all of about 30 minutes.

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Assemble the ingredients

Ingredients for Pork Chops with Bourbon Pecan Sauce

From top left: spray oil, brown sugar, dried sage, pork chops, pecans, chicken broth, salt, olive oil, bourbon.

  • Place the olive oil in a small skillet over medium high heat. Place the olive oil in a small skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add the chopped pecans. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the chopped pecans. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Stir frequently so that the pecans brown, and adjust the heat, if necessary, so the pecans don't burn. Stir frequently so that the pecans brown, and adjust the heat, if necessary, so the pecans don't burn.
  • Add the chicken broth, Add the chicken broth,
  • bourbon, bourbon,
  • sage, sage,
  • salt, salt,
  • and brown sugar, and brown sugar,
  • and stir. and stir.
  • Simmer the sauce for about 15 to 20 minutes. Simmer the sauce for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • As the sauce reduces, stir occasionally. As the sauce reduces, stir occasionally.
  • When the sauce is down to about 1/3 cup liquid, reduce the heat to low. When the sauce is down to about 1/3 cup liquid, reduce the heat to low.
  • The recipe calls for cooking the pork in the oven, but you can cook them on the stove or grill. The recipe calls for cooking the pork in the oven, but you can cook them on the stove or grill.
  • Heat the pan and spray with oil, then add the pork chops. Heat the pan and spray with oil, then add the pork chops.
  • You might want to use a screen to prevent spatter. (They are less than $15 at the grocery store.) You might want to use a screen to prevent spatter. (They are less than $15 at the grocery store.)
  • After about 10 minutes, turn the pork chops. After about 10 minutes, turn the pork chops.
  • Cook for another 5-7 minutes. Cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Top with the sauce Top with the sauce
  • and serve. and serve.