Pork Chops with Balsamic Sauce

Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp. (25 mL) olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) pepper
  • 2 tsp. (10 mL) dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 4 pork loin centre chops
  • 2 tbsp. (25 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) sodium-reduced chicken stock
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Cooking Procedures :

  1. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Brush over pork chops.
  2. In a nonstick skillet, fry chops (in batches) over medium-high heat until browned and just a hint of pink remains inside, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Drain off any fat in pan.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar to pan then simmer over medium heat for 30 seconds.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch into chicken stock. Add to pan and bring to boil, stirring and scraping up any brown bits. Reduce heat then simmer until thickened, about 2 minutes.
  5. Return chops and any juices to pan; heat through, turning to coat. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.
  6. Serves 4.

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