Cajun Pork Chops

Amount     

Measure         

Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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4                

medium          

pork center loin chops -- lean

1                

small               

onion -- diced fine

1                

clove               

garlic -- minced

2                

tablespoons   

olive oil -- divided

6                

ounces            

no salt added tomato paste

2                

tablespoons   

molasses

1/4            

cup                   

red wine

1                

tablespoon     

Worcestershire sauce

1                

teaspoon        

Dijon mustard

1                

tablespoon     

Cajun Spice Mix -- see recipe

1                

tablespoon     

butter

Sprinkle Cajun spice on both sides of pork chops. Rub in. Put aside and let marinate for 30 minutes.
In a small saucepan heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened. Add tomato paste, molasses, red wine, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. Heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Heat oven to 350F. Heat butter and remaining tablespoon of olive oil in frying pan. Add pork chops and sear on both sides. 
Put chops in a casserole dish and cover with the sauce. Cover and bake at 350F for 30 minutes. 

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: 398 Calories; 24g Fat (55.5% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 83mg Cholesterol; 180mg Sodium. Exchanges: 3 Lean Meat; 2 Vegetable; 3 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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