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Orange Spiced Pork Chops

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  Pork loin chops 4 (Each About 1/2 Inch Thick)
  Onion 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Grated orange peel 1 Tablespoon
  Orange juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Red wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Medium)
  Packed brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Garlic clove 1 Small, finely chopped
  Orange 1 Small, thinly sliced
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1 Tablespoon

1. Arrange pork chops, meaty parts to outside edges, in square dish, 8 x 8 x 2 inches. Arrange onion slices on pork.
2. Mix orange peel, orange juice, wine, brown sugar, cloves and garlic; pour over pork. Cover tightly and microwave on medium (50%) 10 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn after 5 minutes. Arrange orange slices on pork; rotating dish 1/2 turn. Cover and microwave 12 to 15 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn every 5 minutes, until pork is done (170° on meat thermometer).
3. Remove pork to serving platter; keep warm. Pour 1 cup of liquid from dish into 2-cup measure. Mix cornstarch and water; stir into liquid. Cover loosely and microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture thickens and boils. Serve pork with sauce on mixture of white and wild rice if desired. Spoon sauce over pork.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1159 Calories from Fat 377

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 42 g64.4%

Saturated Fat 13.8 g68.8%

Trans Fat 0.4 g

Cholesterol 312.7 mg104.2%

Sodium 269 mg11.2%

Total Carbohydrates 84 g28.1%

Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33%

Sugars 55.9 g

Protein 98 g195%

Vitamin A 12.5% Vitamin C 240.8%

Calcium 25.6% Iron 22.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Orange Spiced Pork Chops Recipe