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Zesty Pork Chops

At a glance

Prep

10 min.

Total

40 min.

Serves

4

Cook: 30 min.

Cost per recipe: $4.36

Simply delicious and ready in just 40 minutes, this recipe is sure to win over your family. The combination of picante sauce, brown sugar and apples infuses great flavor and ensures perfectly moist pork chops each and every time.

What You'll Need

4 bone-in pork chops  (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 apple, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Make It

  • 1

    Season the pork as desired.  Coat the pork with the flour. Stir the picante sauce, brown sugar and apple in a medium bowl.

  • 2

    Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the pork and cook for 10 minutes or until well browned on both sides.  Pour off any fat.

  • 3

    Pour the picante sauce mixture over the pork.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the pork is cooked through.  Season to taste.

Serves

  • Flavor Variation: You can really spice up this recipe by adding 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce to the picante sauce mixture.
  • Chef Tip: Try this autumn-inspired version!  Substitute 1 1/4 pounds boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes, for the bone-in pork chops.  Marinate the pork in apple cider to cover for 6 to 8 hours.  Brown the pork as directed in Step 2, then add 1/4 cup applejack (a type of apple brandy), stirring to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.  For Step 3, pour the picante sauce mixture over the pork and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 20 minutes or until the pork is fork-tender.  Stir 1 tablespoon butter into the skillet before serving.  Serve over buttered noodles with braised red cabbage on the side.

Recipe Nutritional Information

Made With

Pace® Picante Sauce

calories

284

totalfat

13.3g

saturatedfat

3.1g

cholesterol

59mg

sodium

541mg

totalcarbohydrate

19.1g

dietaryfiber

0.5g

protein

19.8g

vitamina

4%DV

vitaminc

4%DV

calcium

2%DV

iron

6%DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.