Pork Chops With Hard Cider Pan Sauce Recipe

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Pork Chops With Hard Cider Pan Sauce
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  1. To make the spice rub, in a small bowl, mix together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dry mustard, salt, black pepper, and cayenne.
  2. Slash the edges of the chops in 2 or 3 places to prevent curling.
  3. Sprinkle rub all over the chops and let stand at room temperature for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 hour.
  4. Coat the bottom of a large, heavy frying pan with the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add the chops, in batches if necessary to avoid crowding, and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5-7 minutes longer, turning once or twice. Test the meat for doneness by inserting an instant-read thermometer away from the bone or by cutting into the meat close to the bone.
  6. Remove from heat just before the meat is done, when the internal temperature is 145 degrees F (63 C). Pork loin is done when the internal temperature is 150F/65C, but it will continue to cook while resting).
  7. Transfer to a platter and let rest, tented loosely with aluminum foil, while you prepare the pan sauce.
  8. To make the pan sauce, add the cider to the same pan and deglaze by scraping up any browned bits from the bottom.
  9. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring often, until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
  10. Reduce the heat to medium and whisk in the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and Tabasco.
  11. Cook for 2-3 minutes longer, whisking often.
  12. Remove from the heat and whisk in the cream. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  13. Transfer the chops to individual plates. Spoon some of the sauce over the chops and serve. Pass additional sauce at the table.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 11270.91 Kcal (47189 kJ)
Calories from fat 329.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.63g 56%
Cholesterol 227.44mg 76%
Sodium 1347.14mg 56%
Potassium 1104.94mg 24%
Total Carbs 7.25g 2%
Sugars 1184.46g 4738%
Dietary Fiber 1.99g 8%
Protein 70.3g 141%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 4%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Calcium 186.6mg 19%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 56.89 Kcal (238 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.66 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.18g 56%
Cholesterol 1.15mg 76%
Sodium 6.8mg 56%
Potassium 5.58mg 24%
Total Carbs 0.04g 2%
Sugars 5.98g 4738%
Dietary Fiber 0.01g 8%
Protein 0.35g 141%
Calcium 0.9mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 228.1
  • 16

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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