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Saturday, November 24 2012

Need a little summertime flavor? Try this swift recipe and enjoy a "barbecue" indoors. Make it a meal: Serve with coleslaw and cornbread.


Oven-Barbecued Pork Chops
Recipe from 
Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
    1 1/2-1 3/4  pounds  bone-in, 3/4-inch-thick pork rib chops, trimmed of fat
    1/4  teaspoon  salt
    1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
     teaspoons  canola oil, divided
     medium  onion, diced
     clove  garlic, minced
    1/3  cup  orange juice
    1/2  cup  barbecue sauce, (see Tip)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the pan. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add orange juice and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir in barbecue sauce. Return the pork chops to the pan, turning several times to coat with the sauce.
Transfer the pan to the oven and bake until the pork chops are barely pink in the middle and an instant-read thermometer registers 145 degrees F, 6 to 10 minutes. Serve the sauce over the pork chops.

Tip: Check the sodium content of your favorite barbecue sauce if you have sodium sensitivity - some can be quite high. This recipe was developed with Annie's Natural Hot Chipotle BBQ Sauce, which has only 240 mg sodium per 2-tablespoon serving.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 250, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Monounsaturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 69 mg, Sodium 452 mg, Carbohydrate 10 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 27 g, Potassium 474 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin C 25%. Exchanges: Other Carbohydrate 0.5,Lean Meat 3.5. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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