Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze

Shallots, balsamic vinegar, and agave nectar add a balanced touch of sweetness to this savory dish.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 center-cut pork chops (5 oz. each)
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. agave nectar

Directions

  • Season pork chops with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook pork in pan. Turn pork over once to cook about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer pork to a plate, cover, and set aside.
  • Add vinegar, agave nectar, and remaining salt to the pan. Cook until liquid begins to thicken, about 1–2 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low; return pork back to the pan and coat well with sauce. Cook for 3–4 minutes; a thermometer inserted into pork should read 150ºF.
  • Remove pork from the pan, turn heat up, and allow remaining sauce to thicken. Pour sauce over pork chops before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 center-cut pork chops (5 oz. each)
  • 1 tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. agave nectar

Directions

  • Season pork chops with ½ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Cook pork in pan. Turn pork over once to cook about 3 minutes on each side. Transfer pork to a plate, cover, and set aside.
  • Add vinegar, agave nectar, and remaining salt to the pan. Cook until liquid begins to thicken, about 1–2 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low; return pork back to the pan and coat well with sauce. Cook for 3–4 minutes; a thermometer inserted into pork should read 150ºF.
  • Remove pork from the pan, turn heat up, and allow remaining sauce to thicken. Pour sauce over pork chops before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories270
Total Fat11g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol90mg
Sodium680mg
Total Carbohydrate9g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars7g
Protein33g