Friday, April 25, 2014

Fun Food Friday- Orange Pork Chops

In our quest to eat healthier over here in the Bussis home I downloaded an app onto my iPad called SparkRecipes which is full of healthy recipes.  We have tried out quite a few of them.  Some of them we won't try a second time :), but some of them we have really like.  This is one we really liked.  And it's really easy to make which is a plus.  So if you're looking for a different way to cook pork chops, try this one out!
Ingredients: Pork Chops, Salt & Pepper, Garlic Powder, Cinnamon, White Vinegar, Olive Oil, Brown Sugar, Mandarin Oranges, Ketchup, Mustard (I used Dijonnaise)

Season the pork chops with salt...

and pepper

Heat a little olive oil in a skillet...
and brown the pork chops on both sides

In the meantime drain the juice of the mandarin oranges into a bowl

Reserves the oranges for later

To the juice add 1/2 up of brown sugar...

1/2 cup ketchup...

2 teaspoons mustard (I like to use Dijonnaise to give it a little kick)...

1/2 tsp garlic powder...

1 tsp cinnamon...
and 2 TBS white vinegar

Stir together until all combined

When the pork chops are browned pour the sauce over them...

Cover and let simmer for 45 minutes...

Flip the pork chops half way through.  And that's it! 

Just top with the oranges when ready to eat.

We had it with Vegetable Fried Brown Rice and it was fantastic!

Micah was very excited to show you his dinner here :)
Orange Pork Chops
4 boneless pork chops
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
11oz can mandarin oranges
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tsp mustard
2 TBS white vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cinnamon
Season the pork chops with salt and pepper.  Heat oil in a large skillet and brown the pork chops on both sides.  Drain the can of oranges, saving the juice.  Set oranges aside.  Mix the juice with the remaining ingredients and pour over browned pork chops.  Cover and simmer for 45 minutes, flipping the pork chops halfway through.  Top with oranges.

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