Maple-Shallot Pork Chops with Spiced Couscous Recipe

Here's a savory pork recipe that pairs pork chops with a sweet maple syrup and shallot sauce and is served alongside spiced couscous

When you’re shopping for lean pork, just remember the word “loin” -- as in center cut loin chops, boneless loin chops or tenderloin. Then create a savory autumn meal by pairing pork with a sweet maple syrup and shallot sauce and serving it alongside spiced couscous.

Pork is rich in essential B-vitamins, zinc and high-quality protein. Cinnamon, cayenne pepper and cumin all contain disease-fighting antioxidants. Use whole wheat couscous for a fiber boost.

Maple-Shallot Pork Chops with Spiced Couscous

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cook time: 20 minutes

    Yield: Makes 6 servings (one pork chop + 3/4 cup couscous)

Maple-Shallot Pork Chops with Spiced Couscous Ingredients

    Pork Chops

    6 center cut loin pork chops (about 6-7 ounces each and 3/4-inch thick)

    1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided

    6 ounces shallots, peeled and thinly sliced

    3/4 cup pure maple syrup

    1/2 cup natural apple juice

    2 teaspoons lemon juice


    1 box (10 oz.) plain couscous

    1 cup natural apple juice

    1 cup water

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1 teaspoon canola oil

    3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Maple-Shallot Pork Chops with Spiced Couscous Recipe Instructions

    1.  In a medium saucepan, bring apple juice, water, salt and canola oil to a boil.

    2.  Stir in couscous and spices, cover, remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes (or until pork is done). Fluff couscous with fork before serving.

    3.  While couscous cooks, heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.

    4.  Add shallots, cooking just until shallots start to soften.

    5.  Remove shallots with a slotted spoon to a separate dish.

    6.  Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to hot skillet, add pork chops and brown about 2 minutes on each side.

    7.  Lower heat to medium, add maple syrup, apple juice and reserved shallots.

    8.  Cover and cook about 5 to 6 minutes, or no higher than 155 - 160°F with instant-read thermometer.

    9.  Serve pork chops with couscous and spoon maple-shallot sauce over dish.

Maple-Shallot Pork Chops with Spiced Couscous Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 598

Protein: 44 g

Carbohydrate: 76 g

Fat: 12 g

Saturated Fat: 3 g

Cholesterol: 80 mg

Sodium: 190 mg

Calcium: 71 mg

Iron: 3 mg

Vitamin A: 440 IU

Vitamin C: 5 mg

Fiber: 2.5 g


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