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Zesty Pork Chops

Zesty Pork Chops

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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.

serves 4 people

Ingredients

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  • 4

    bone-in pork chop (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

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How to Make It

Season the pork as desired.  Coat the pork with the flour. Stir the picante sauce, brown sugar and apple in a medium bowl. 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. 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.
Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Recipe Tips

  • 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.
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  • debby.jacobs

    February 19, 2006

    Zesty Pork Chops

    Great combination of tastes!

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  • EIDENBER

    June 24, 2006

    Zesty Pork Chops

    Easy, delicious and the apples are a nice surprise.

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  • M.S.WALDROP

    October 27, 2007

    Zesty Pork Chops

    My whole family enjoyed this meal. I added a dash of cayenne pepper when seasoning the meat for just a little bit of heat. It's a new family favorite.

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  • jjones

    January 4, 2009

    Zesty Pork Chops

    Very quick and easy. I'll definitely make this again.

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  • tmueller

    January 7, 2009

    Zesty Pork Chops

    This works! It's very good and it's easy. This is perfect for a busy day!

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