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Pork Chops with Tangy Red Currant Sauce

Pork Chops with Tangy Red Currant Sauce
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
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Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop and 2 tablespoons sauce)

For a fast dinner that's ready in 30 minutes, turn to Pork Chops with Tangy Red Currant Sauce--hearty and pleasing.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic, divided
  • 1/3 cup red wine or unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red currant fruit spread
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 300
  • fat 6.8 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 2.3 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 38.1 g
  • carbohydrate 17.6 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 117 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 222 mg
  • calcium 53 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion and 1 tablespoon garlic; cook 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add wine; cook 5 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Add sugar and fruit spread; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute. Add vinegar; return to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes).

  2. Heat a large grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Combine 2 tablespoons garlic and rind; sprinkle evenly over pork, pressing to adhere. Sprinkle evenly with pepper and salt. Add pork to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes.