Southern-Style Barbecue Pork Chops

Lean pork chops brown in an ovenproof skillet to seal in their juices, then are slathered in a fabulous barbecue sauce for this low-fat dinner.

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Southern-Style Barbecue Pork Chops
Makes: 4  servings Prep 10 mins Cook 350°F1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons  olive oil
  • 1/2 cup  finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon  chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 1 cup  tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup  water
  • 1/4 cup  ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons  packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons  cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon  salt
  • 1 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon  ground red pepper
  • 2 teaspoons  olive oil
  • 4 6 - 7 ounces  pork loin rib chops (1-inch-thick), excess fat trimmed

Directions

1. For barbecue sauce, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes, until onion softens. Stir in 1 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper; cook 3 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, water, ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar, and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 hour.

2. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine salt, 1 teaspoon cumin, black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon red pepper in a cup. Rub mixture on chops. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat, 2 minutes. Add chops and cook 2 minutes per side. Spoon 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce on top of each chop. Bake chops 8 to 10 minutes, or until an instant-read meat thermometer registers 160 degrees F. when inserted in center of each chop. Serve chops with additional barbecue sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)310,
  • Fat, total(g)12,
  • chol.(mg)76,
  • sat. fat(g)3,
  • carb.(g)20,
  • fiber(g)2,
  • pro.(g)30,
  • sodium(mg)1285,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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