Tuesday, March 22, 2011

San Francisco Pork Chops

This is another great recipe from my sister-in-law, Melinda (who also gave me the recipe for my favorite turkey meatballs and chicken tortellini soup).

These pork chops can either be grilled (like I did for this post) or on the stovetop.  I also saw a similar recipe making them in the crockpot over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe.

My kids LOVE this recipe.  Maybe I feed them too much chicken, so a little pork is a nice change.


San Francisco Pork Chops
recipe from my sister-in-law, Melinda

4 - 5 pork chops
oil
1 garlic clove, minced
4 T. soy sauce
1/2 c. beef broth
4 T. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 tsp. cornstarch
2 T. water

Grilling Method:  

1.  Grill pork chops.
2.  On stove top, lightly brown garlic in a little oil.  Add soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper.  Mix well.  Let simmer while pork chops are grilling.  Mix cornstarch and water and add to sauce.  Stir till thickened.  (Sometimes I add 1/8 c. butternut squash puree to the sauce -- 1 ice cube worth.)
3.  Baste pork chops with sauce in the final minutes of grilling.

Stovetop Method:

1.  Heat a little oil in a frying pan (large enough to accommodate the amount of pork chops you are cooking). Brown each side of the pork chop.  Add 1 clove of garlic to pork chops and brown.
2.  Mix the soy sauce, beef broth, brown sugar and cayenne pepper together.  Then add to frying pan on top of pork chops.
3.  Cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes, turning pork chops half way through cooking time.
4.  Mix cornstarch and water together and add to sauce.  Stir till thickens.

*I usually make a little more sauce, like 1.5x the recipe to pour over rice.
**Serve with rice.

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