Pork Chops with Hoisin-Molasses Barbecue Sauce

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.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2 cup rice)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 317
  • Calories from fat: 22%
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated fat: 2.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 23.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.8g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 58mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 478mg
  • Calcium: 49mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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. 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. 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.
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