Tested till perfect Pork Chops with Balsamic Sauce and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Pork Chops with Balsamic Sauce and Mashed Sweet Potatoes
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Pork Chops with Balsamic Sauce and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are low on the glycemic index, which is a classification of carbohydrate foods according to their effect on blood sugar levels. This means the potatoes take a long time to digest, causing blood sugar to rise more slowly — a good thing for people with diabetes.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: March 2006

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 23 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp 2tspdried Italian herb seasoning
  • Pinch Pinchsalt
  • 4 4pork loin centre choppork loin centre chops
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp 1tspcornstarch
  • 3/4 cup 3/4cupsodium-reduced chicken stock
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
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In small bowl, mix together oil, Italian seasoning and salt ; brush over chops. In nonstick skillet, fry chops over medium-high heat until browned and just a hint of pink remains inside, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate; keep warm. Drain off any fat in pan.

Add balsamic vinegar to pan; simmer over medium heat for 30 seconds. Whisk cornstarch into stock; add to pan and bring to boil, stirring and scraping up any brown bits. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 1 minute. Return chops and any juices to pan; heat through, turning to coat. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 385 pro 24g total fat 16g sat. fat 4g
carb 35g fibre 3g chol 66mg sodium 231mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 14 vit A 223 vit C 42
folate 10
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