This is the perfect dish to savor on a cold, autumn night when the wind howls and rain washes the earth. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes and a veggie or baked acorn squash.
Baked Pork Chops in a Tomato Chutney Sauce Serves 6
6 pork chops
For the sauce:
¾ cup ketchup 2 heaping teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons Worcestershire® sauce ½ cup water ¾ cup Major Grey Mango® Chutney
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, combine ketchup, lemon juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire® sauce, water, and mango chutney and bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Place pork chops in a single layer in a baking dish and cover with the sauce, Bake, uncovered, for 1 ½ hours.
Tips on shopping for pork chops: Different supermarkets have different terminology for pork chops. Select chops that are labeled pork loin, center-cut chops, rib chops, or loin chops. “Center-cut” means it comes from the center of the loin, the best part of the pig. When buying pork, look for cuts with a small amount of fat on the outside and meat that is firm with a pinkish-red color. Pork will have better flavor and tenderness if it has a small amount of marbling, small speckles of fat within the meat. Bone-in pork chops will have more flavor than boneless.
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