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Pork Chops with Hoisin-Molasses Barbecue Sauce

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.

Cooking Light MARCH 2008

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1/2 cup rice)

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. 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.

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
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