Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops With Sweet and Sour Onion
Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops With Sweet and Sour Onion
Photography by Jodi Pudge

Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops With Sweet and Sour Onion

Inexpensive and available everywhere, pork chops are a great option throughout the year. The other ingredients are common pantry items and take little time to throw together for a weeknight meal.

By Amanda Barnier and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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  • Prep time 25 minutes
  • Total time 25 minutes
  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tbsp 1tbsppacked brown sugar
  • 1 tsp 1tspsmoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspgarlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 4 4boneless pork choppork chops, (1 lb/450 g total)
  • 2 tsp 2tspolive oil

Sweet and Sour Onion:

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspolive oil
  • 1 1large red onionred onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 2 2fresh thyme sprigfresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
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Sweet and Sour Onion: In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Add vinegar, sugar, thyme sprigs, salt and pepper; cook over medium-low heat until onion is caramelized, about 15 minutes. Discard thyme.

Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper; rub onto both sides of pork chops.

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook pork chops until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve topped with onion mixture.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 292 pro 24g total fat 13g sat. fat 3g
carb 19g dietary fibre 2g sugar 14g chol 64mg
sodium 209mg potassium 493mg

% RDI:

calcium 4 iron 9 vit A 3 vit C 10
folate 8
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