Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Honey and Spice Glazed Pork Chops

Don REALLY liked these. They were moist and the sauce was great! As you can see, I used my crockpot after browning the chops. See bold print at the bottom of the recipe, although I did NOT freeze them first! :-)

Honey and Spice Glazed Pork Chops
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Cooking spray
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat.

Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned.

While pork is cooking, combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl; set aside.

Reduce heat to medium-low; add honey mixture to the pork. Cook 10 minutes or until done, turning pork once.

Remove pork from the skillet and allow the sauce to boil until thickened and slightly reduced for a glaze, 3-5 minutes. Spoon glaze over the pork before serving.

* To make ahead/freezer meal - Brown the pork as directed above and once browned, remove and allow to cool. Place cooled pork chops into a freezer storage bag. Add the remaining ingredients to the bag, seal and freeze. When reader to prepare, remove from the freezer and defrost, Transfer the contents into a crockpot, cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.
Should you decide to cook this in a crockpot, you will want to spoon the sauce from the crockpot into a skillet to reduce and thicken.

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