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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
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

The refrigerator light goes on...

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.

Fat Content of Pork

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
Calories 160 164 135 125 172 136
Fat grams 6 7.1 4.4 1.4 7.4 3.9
Sodium mg 51 57 97 74 51 57
Saturated Fat grams 2 2.5 1.1 0.4 2.5 1.3
Cholesterol mg 62 73 94 66 62 73
Monounsaturated Fat grams 2.7 3.2 1.4 0.3 3.3 1.8

Polyunsaturated Fat grams

0.7

0.8

1.1

0.3

0.8

0.4

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.


 

Maple Mustard Pork Chops



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.

Serve with Plain Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Baked Sweet Potato

AND

Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Pan Grilled Broccoli or Pan Grilled Asparagus or Maple Sage Carrots or Maple Sage Carrots - Low Sodium Version

1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
3 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp salt
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 375F.

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 4-ounce pork chop

Servings = 2

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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  
Cholesterol 88mg 31%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 2%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 2%
    Sugars 6g  
Protein 25g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 448 mg
Magnesium 36 mg