Bacon-Pork Chops with BBQ Glaze

  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

4-- (6-ounce) boneless top loin pork chops, cut 1-inch thick
1teaspoon coarse salt
4slices bacon, preferably maple-flavored
4tablespoons barbecue sauce
1/2cup lager beer
1teaspoon canola oil
1/2cup chicken broth, reduced-sodium

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in ovenproof large skillet over medium-high heat. Stand chops bacon side down in skillet, leaning against the side of pan if needed. Using tongs, in sequence, turn and stand chops along bacon-wrapped edges to lightly brown bacon, about 3 1/2 minutes (allow about 45 seconds to brown each section). Place chops, wide flat side down, in skillet and cook until underside is lightly browned, about 1 minute. Turn chops over. Spread equal amount of sauce mixture over top of each chop, letting excess run into skillet. Place skillet with chops in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Transfer each chop to a dinner plate and let stand while making sauce.
  2. Meanwhile, pour out fat from skillet, leaving browned bits in skillet. Heat skillet over high heat until hot. Add broth and bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits with wooden spoon, and boil until reduced by half, about 2 minutes. Top each chop with a spoonful of sauce and serve hot.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 350
  • Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Cholesterol 130mg
  • Sodium 1120mg
  • Carbohydrate 7g
  • Protein 51g
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