Orange-Smothered Pork Chops

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You never know where you will find a good recipe.  At the end of the novel I just finished- The Yada Yada Prayer Group Gets Decked Out, the author, Neta Jackson shares some recipes as if they are from the characters in the novel.  I knew I had some pork chops in the freezer and in my refrigerator some left over orange marmalade from another recipe so I decided to try this one tonight.

Emily said I can put four smiley faces on this recipe (Translation—-everyone at the table likes it)

This is a quick one to put together.  I started dinner prep at 4:30 and we were eating by 5:20….with stops and starts to help the girls with their homework assignments.

We served ours with rice and had green beans.

Orange-Smothered Pork Chops

The recipe says to have one pork chop per person.  I had 5 chops so I had to use two large skillets to get them all cooked.

In a large skillet put:

  • 1  Tablespoon of vegetable oil (more if your chops are lean)

Cover each chop to taste with:

  • seasoned salt
  • ground, rubbed sage
  • black pepper

Place the chops flat on the bottom of your warmed skillet

Sear the chops over high heat until brown on both sides.

Pour off excess grease and allow the pan to cool slightly.

Mix together:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Orange Marmalade (per pork chop)
  • 1/4 cup of orange juice (per pork chop)

Pour the mixture over the chops.

Gently simmer for 20 minutes or until the orange juice thickens.  Turn the chops 2 or 3 times. (You might have to up the heat a bit to get it to thicken, but don’t let the syrup scorch)

Serve over rice.

Enjoy!

Oh- and the book is good too.  I’ve read three in this series (#1, #3, and then this last one #7).

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