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Cider Glazed Pork Chops


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Ingredients

4 sirloin pork chops, trimmed of visible fat and the thickness can
range from 1/2-inch thick to 3/4-inch (about 1 1/2 pounds)
fresh ground pepper
salt (optional)
2 teaspoons olive oil (canola oil can be used)
1 cup apple cider (sparkling cider can be used)
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar (I have used plain white vinegar as well
with no taste difference)
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard (add a pinch or two more to taste


Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Season each side with a


sprinkling of pepper, and salt if desired. Heat oil in a large


nonstick frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat until just hot


then add pork chops and brown both sides (around 5 minutes if your


pork chops are around 1/2-inch thick).


Stir cider and brown sugar together and add to the frying pan. Reduce


heat to low and simmer the pork chops, uncovered, turning the chops


after a minute, until the meat is almost cooked through but not quite


(about 2 minutes). Remove pork chops to a plate with a fork.


Add the vinegar and ground mustard to the frying pan juices and bring


to a boil, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan with a


spatula. Continue to cook until the glaze mixture is reduced to about


1/3 cup. It will take 5 to 10 minutes. The cider mixture will get


bubbly when it is just about at the syrup/glaze stage.


Turn off heat. Place the pork chops back in the frying pan along with


any juices that formed on the bottom of the plate.


Flip chops over to coat both sides with the cider glaze, cover frying


pan and let sit for a minute or two to blend flavors. Check thickest


part of the pork chop for desired doneness and serve


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