Tys Sweet Chops
A sweet and savory mixture of dates, molasses and onion predominates in this tender pork chop oven dinner. Assemble and put in the oven; prepare a green salad dressed with garlicky vinaigrette and heat a loaf of French bread. Dinner is served!
6 pork rib chops, 3/4-inch thick
1/2 cup rum or orange juice
1/3 cup sliced green onions
1/4 cup snipped dates
1/4 cup steak sauce
1/4 cup molasses
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, combine rum, green onions, dates, steak sauce, molasses, parsley, garlic, lemon pepper, onion powder and salt. Pour into a 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
- Brush chops lightly with a little oil and brown quickly on each side in a hot skillet; arrange browned chops on top of date mixture.
- Bake, uncovered, in 350°F (175°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 273 calories Protein 24 grams Fat 8 grams Sodium 248 milligrams Cholesterol 68 milligrams.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.