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Pork Chops with Hoisin-Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2 cup rice)
Sugar, hoisin sauce, and molasses provide deep, sweet notes in the sauce, rounded out by tartness and salt from rice vinegar, soy sauce, and mustard.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese hot mustard (such as Ty Ling brand)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 4 green onions
  • 3 cups hot cooked white rice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 317
  • caloriesfromfat 22 %
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 2.7 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 23.9 g
  • carbohydrate 35.8 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 58 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 478 mg
  • calcium 49 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and molasses in a small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Cook 3 minutes or until sugar melts, stirring occasionally. Stir in hoisin, vinegar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, and garlic; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in mustard. Keep warm.

  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper over pork. Add pork to pan; cook for 2 minutes on each side or until done. Add pork to hoisin mixture, turning to coat. Keep warm.

  3. Add onions to pan; cook 2 minutes or until wilted. Remove onions from pan; chop. Combine onions, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and rice; serve with pork.