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Mango-glazed pork chops

Agriculture.com Staff 03/16/2012 @ 11:09am

The sweetness of the mango and honey add a unique flavor to this pork chop recipe. This creation was developed by Jocelyn Beaver, Rachel Morgan, and Shelby VanSteenwyk. The young women took first place with this and two other dishes in the Senior division of the 2011 Cook This! contest, which is a 4-H culinary challenge.

Prep: 20 minutes / Cook: 19 minutes

4 1-1/4-inch-thick-cut pork loin chops
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 mangoes, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup honey
1 lime, juiced (2 tablespoons)
Nonstick cooking spray
Mango slices

1. Sprinkle pork chops with chili powder, salt, and pepper. In a blender container combine the two mangoes, honey, and lime juice; process until smooth. Remove 1/3  cup of the mixture and brush on chops.

2. Lightly coat a 12-inch skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chops; reduce heat to medium. Cook, turning meat occasionally, for 18 to 20 minutes or until done (150 degrees F.).

3. Brush chops generously with glaze; turn and brush other side. Spoon additional glaze over pork chops. Cook for one minute more. Garnish with mango slices. Serve with remaining glaze. Makes four servings.

Nutrition facts per serving: 745 calories, 29 g total fat, 215 mg cholesterol, 480 mg sodium, 57 g carbohydrates, 3 g dietary fiber, 66 g protein, 53 g sugar.

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