Pork Chops with Maple Syrup and Potatoes meal suitable for children.
Sweet Maple Glazed Pork Chops with Baked Sweet Potatoes! This is the ideal autumn meal, with all the tastes associated with the changing of the leaves and their eventual fall to the ground.
To be quite candid, I've never been a big fan of pork chops. However, they have swayed my opinion! The maple glaze is the way to go, and the little amount of tomato paste in the sauce complements the dish wonderfully!
4 boneless pork chops
2 tablespoons oil
¼ cup real maple syrup
3 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar - (may sub white vinegar)
1 ½ teaspoons minced garlic
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
optional: fresh thyme for garnish
Drizzle a large skillet with oil. Add pork chops and cook over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through.
In a small bowl whisk together sauce ingredients. Add to skillet and cook another 3-5 minutes, spooning sauce over the pork chops and turning to coat. Serve hot and garnish with fresh thyme if desired.
While sweet potatoes come in a variety of types, I selected yams for their vibrant orange hue! However, if your family is not a lover of sweet potatoes, any other kind would suffice! Simply cut them into 1-inch or smaller pieces, combine with onion, olive oil, and seasonings, and bake!
Please note: When baking or cooking with maple syrup, always use pure maple syrup! The pancake syrup contains corn syrup, colours, and other artificial chemicals that you should avoid.