Hawaiian Pork Chops

Ready in 30 minutes; Serves 4

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced onion
  • 1 can (14 1/2 oz) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 can (8 oz.) unsweetened pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked rice, optional (Try brown rice)
  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Cook pork chops until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes on each side.  Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, sauté green pepper and onion in remaining 1 teaspoon oil until almost tender, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth, pineapple, ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar.  Bring to a boil.  Return pork to the pan.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145ºF, 5-7 minutes.  Remove and keep warm.
  3. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes.  Serve with pork and, if desired, rice.

For a complete MyPlate meal, add a vegetable and a serving of fruit!

 Nutrition Facts (1 pork chop with 3/4 cup sauce):  250 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

Source:  https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/hawaiian-pork-chops/