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Orange-Simmered Pork Chops with Mango Relish


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  • Mango Relish
  • 1 mango, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced or chopped
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 small orange or clementine, peeled and segemented
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 small banana pepper, sliced (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pork Chops
  • 4 4 ounces frozen bone-in pork loin chops, about 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Fresh cilantro sprigs


Servings 4
Adapted from


Step 1

1. For mango relish, in a medium bowl stir together mango, pineapple, orange segments, the 1/4 cup orange juice, red onion, banana pepper (if desired), orange peel, and cayenne pepper; set aside.
2. Sprinkle pork chops with chili powder, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add two pork chops. Brown 3 minutes each side. Remove from skillet. Add remaining pork chops to skillet; brown 3 minutes each side. Add first two pork chops back to the skillet.
3. In a small bowl whisk together the 1/2 cup orange juice and honey; add to the skillet. Add the 1/2 cup of water. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes or until pork chops are done (145 degrees F). Spoon mango relish over pork. Cover; simmer 1 minute more. Remove pork chops and relish from pan; cover to keep warm. Return pan to high heat. Simmer juices, uncovered, 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Serve pork chops with mango relish. Drizzle with pan juices and sprinkle with fresh cilantro.


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