Maple-Thyme Pork Chops

This 20-minute dinner recipe features skillet-cooked pork chops drizzled with a light syrup and toasted pecans.



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Servings: 4
Serving size: 4  ounces cooked meat and 1 tablespoon pecan mixture
Total Time: 20 mins
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Ingredients
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    4   
    boneless pork loin chops, about 3/4 inch thick (about 1-1/4 pounds total)
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    salt
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
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    1   tablespoon 
    canola oil
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    2   tablespoons 
    finely chopped shallot
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    2   tablespoons 
    chopped pecans, toasted
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    2   tablespoons 
    maple-flavored syrup
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    1   tablespoon 
    melted butter
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh thyme

Directions
1.
Sprinkle chops with salt and ground black pepper. In a very large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add shallot; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add chops; cook for 9 to 13 minutes or until pork juices run clear (160 degrees F), turning once halfway through cooking time.
2.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine pecans, syrup, butter, and thyme. Place cooked pork chops onto 4 dinner plates. Top with syrup mixture.
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  • Money-Saving Tip: Switch out the 2 tablespoons shallot for 1/4 cup chopped onion.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 290, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 101, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 9, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 32, vit. A (IU) 194, vit. C (mg) 1, Thiamin (mg) 1, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 12, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1, Folate (µg) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 1, sodium (mg) 242, Potassium (mg) 586, calcium (mg) 20, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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