Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: 30-Minute Glazed Pork Chops

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It’s time for Karen’s Killer Fixin’s! Over the years, I’ve filled two 4-inch, 3-ring binders with my own creations as well as recipes my family and friends were willing to share with me. I simply love to cook and want to share that love with my readers. So every Friday, I share one recipe I think you and your family might enjoy. It might be a main course recipe. A cookie or baked item. Candy. Salads. Whatever strikes my eye and fancy…which today is 30-MINUTE GLAZED PORK CHOPS!

I love pork chops and I love easy recipes. This is a great meal if you’ve worked hard all day and want to get dinner on the table quickly with a minimum of fuss. Your family is going to love the flavor!

I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!

Karen

P.S. We’re at 216 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

30-MINUTE GLAZED PORK CHOPS
[Serves 4]

4 bone-in pork loin chops [¾ inch thick]
1/3 cup plus 1 T. cider vinegar, divided
3 T. soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1½ tsp. cornstarch

In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, brown pork chops on both sides. In a bowl, combine 1/3 cup vinegar, soy sauce and garlic; pour over the chops. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. In a bowl, combine the cornstarch and remaining vinegar until smooth; stir into the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Serve with rice and/or vegetables.

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3 Responses to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s: 30-Minute Glazed Pork Chops

  1. This sounds good. Unfortunately, due to me being diabetic, I have to watch my salt and sugar intake. I’m trying, but it’s hard.

  2. Karen Docter says:

    Thanks for stopping by to comment, Krystol. You might try to find low-sodium soy sauce. I was reading how vinegar was used to treat diabetes. Here’s part of what I read:

    Diabetes

    Vinegar is said to be anti-glycemic and has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels. It’s thought that the acetic acid in vinegar may lower blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates, which is accomplished either by accelerating gastric emptying or increasing the uptake of glucose by bodily tissues.3

    One theory is that vinegar might inactivate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar, thus slowing the conversion of complex carbohydrate into sugar from a meal into your bloodstream.

    This gives your body more time to pull sugar out of your blood, preventing your sugar levels from spiking. Quite a bit of research supports the use of vinegar as a diabetic treatment as well….

    That link is: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/21/apple-cider-vinegar-uses.aspx

    Anyway, might be doable if you can get the sodium in the soy sauce low enough. I, too, am watching my salt. Good luck! 🙂

  3. Noms! This is so quick and easy, and I love quick meals for weeknights when I get home from work worn out from the day!

    I agree with your advice to Krystol. Use low-sodium soy sauce. That’s all I keep in the house. And apple cider vinegar is very good for you!

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