This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Redbridge beer is gluten-free.
"Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork.
I'm sorry, what was that last one? Don't eat pork. God has spoken.
Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody?"
-John Stewart, Comedian
This sauce is amazing. It's also really simple - but that is usually the best way to go. It's sweet, spicy, herbaceous, savory and salty all at once. Serve this with a Baked Yam and a side veggie for the perfect and super simple meal.
Pork is now bred and processed to be much leaner. When compared to cuts of chicken, some cuts of pork are as lean or leaner. Below is a table using a skinless chicken thigh and breast as comparisons (all are based on four ounces of meat).
|Nutrients||Pork top loin roast||Pork Sirloin chop||Boneless skinless chicken thigh||Boneless skinless chicken breast||Center rib loin chop||Pork tenderloin|
|Saturated Fat grams||2||2.5||1.1||0.4||2.5||1.3|
|Monounsaturated Fat grams||2.7||3.2||1.4||0.3||3.3||1.8|
Polyunsaturated Fat grams
None of these cuts are over 200 calories and the highest amount of fat is the center cut rib chop. This is still very acceptable and considered a lean meat.
Servings = 2 | Serving size =1 4-ounce pork chop
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
This recipe makes great leftovers.
|1 Tbsp||pure maple syrup|
|3 tsp||Dijon mustard|
|1/2 tsp||dried thyme|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|2 4 ounce||pork chops|
|spray olive oil|
|2 Tbsp||beer or gluten-free beer|
|2 tsp||unsalted butter|
Place a medium skillet in the oven and preheat to 375°F.
Place the maple syrup, mustard, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.
When the oven is hot spray the pan with oil and add the pork chops. Top with half of the sauce and return the pan to the oven.
Cook for about 8 minutes and turn the pork chops over. Add the remaining sauce.
Cook for another 7 to 8 minutes until done and remove the pan from the oven. Set the pork chops on a plate to rest.
Put the skillet on the range over low heat. Add the beer and whisk.
Add the butter and whisk until melted. Serve the sauce on top of the pork chops.
Serving size = 1 4-ounce pork chop
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 216||Calories from Fat 75|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 8g||14%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 8g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber <1g||2%|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 7%|
|Vitamin K 4 mcg||Potassium 448 mg|
|Magnesium 36 mg|