Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops

What's that you say?
Raspberry Chipotle Glazed Pork Chops?
Sound too fancy and difficult to make?
You're fooling yourself...

With only 6 simple ingredients, including the pork chops, you will have dinner ready in under 30 minutes guaranteed, and all at under $ 3 per serving. Can't beat that!

I have to say I LOVE mixing the flavor notes of sweet & spicy together. The raspberry preserves in the glaze add that nice sweet flavor while the chipotles in adobo sauce give the extra zip of spice that it needs.
Perfect. Combination.

And hey, if you're not a big raspberry fan try substituting any other fruit preserve you would like ie: pineapple, peach, blackberry, strawberry, ect. The possibilities are endless...


4 thick cut boneless pork loin chops (you can also use bone-in if you would like)
2/3 cup of veg or chicken broth
1&1/2 c. raspberry preserves
2 T of vinegar (whatever type you have on hand will work, ie: apple cider, red wine, white wine or just plain old white vinegar)
2 T of chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves coarsely chopped

***I have made this glaze using both the store bought preserves or using fresh raspberries and granulated sugar with water, bringing to a boil to cook and then strain. Honestly they both taste the same, so go with the preserves. Not only will it save you time, it will save you some money too


In a food processor or blender add the preserves, vinegar, chipotle chiles with adobo sauce and garlic. Blend until smooth. Add the glaze to a small pan, stirring occasionally heat until just to a boil, turn down the heat to low to keep warm

Preheat oven to 350•

Heat a large, oven safe sauté pan over medium-hi. While you are waiting for the pan to heat generously salt & pepper both sides of the 4 pork chops.
Once your pan is heated add 2-3 T of olive oil to coat the pan, then carefully add each pork chop one at a time, sear for about 3 minutes on each side or until a nice golden brown color
Once done searing, remove the pan from the heat and add your broth, brush both sides of the pork chops with the glaze and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until done, brush once more with the glaze halfway through the cooking time.
Remove from oven and coat both sides with the glaze again before serving
* Side note- you can reserve some of the glaze for a dipping sauce if desired

4 adults

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