Spicy Maple-Sauced Pork Chops

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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • In a non-stick oven-proof skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat until glistening.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together maple syrup, soy sauce and lemon juice. Bring to a boil. Boil for five minutes or until mixture begins to foam, reduces by half and thickens to the consistency of corn syrup. Remove from heat, cover saucepan and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine spices (garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, ginger, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt. Rub mixture evenly over both sides of pork chops.
  • Brown pork chops in hot oil for 2 minutes on each side or until medium brown in color and slightly crispy when pricked with a fork. Remove from heat.
  • Spoon 1/3 of maple sauce over top of each chop, allowing to drizzle down over sides.
  • Place skillet, uncovered, in oven and roast chops for 10 minutes.
  • With oven mitts, remove skillet from oven and spoon 1/2 of remaining sauce over chops. Return to oven for an additional 10 minutes or until chops are cooked through.
  • Spoon remaining sauce over chops just before serving. The sauce will be cool and very sticky at this time but will melt nicely when spooned onto chops.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
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