This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."
-Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States of America
Good lean pork, pecans in a sweet and savory sauce. This is the perfect dish as fall comes on. Both the pecans and the pork are high in monounsaturated fat. Warm and rich, this goes so well with mashed potatoes or yams and the whole dish takes all of about 30 minutes.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounce pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.
This recipe can be divisible by 2.
This recipe does make good leftovers for sandwiches.
Serve with Roasted Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Yam Home Fries or Home Fries - Low Sodium Version or Home Fries or Thick Cut Yam Fries
Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Herbed Zucchini or Green Beans with Red Onion or Candied Carrots or Roasted Tomatoes
|1 tsp||olive oil|
|1/2 cup||chopped pecans|
|3/4 cup||low sodium chicken or vegetable broth|
|1 tsp||rubbed sage (or 1 Tbsp. fresh sage, chopped)|
|4 tsp||light brown sugar|
|4||4 ounce center cut pork chops (boneless)|
Place the olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the pecans and cook slowly, stirring frequently. Do not allow the pecans to burn.
After the pecans have browned slightly, add the chicken stock, bourbon, sage, salt and brown sugar. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the sauce, swirling frequently. Reduce by about 1/3.
While the sauce is reducing, preheat the oven to 375°F. Place a large skillet in the oven.
When the sauce is reduced, turn the heat to low.
Spray the pre-heated skillet lightly with oil and add place the pork chops in the pan. Return the pan to the oven and cook for about 7 -8 minutes on the first side. Turn and cook for another 7 - 10 minutes until done.
Serve topped with about 3 tablespoons of sauce.
Serving size: 4 ounce pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 333||Calories from Fat 161|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 19g||29%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 9g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||5%|
|Vitamin A 0%||Vitamin C 1%|
|Calcium 2%||Iron 8%|
|Vitamin K 3 mcg||Potassium 589 mg|
|Magnesium 44 mg|