Pork chops with black currant jam sauce

Dietician's Tip

Instead of being breaded and fried, these pork loin chops are pan-fried and topped with a light sauce.


  • 1/4 cup black currant jam
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 center cut pork loin chops, trimmed of all visible fat, each 4 ounces
  • 1/3 cup wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 orange slices


In a small bowl, whisk together the jam and mustard.

In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes a side. Top each pork chop with 1 tablespoon of the jam-mustard mixture. Cover and cook for 2 minutes more. Transfer the pork chops to warmed plates.

Cool the frying pan to a warm — not hot — temperature. Pour wine vinegar into the pan and stir to remove the bits of pork and jam. Pour the vinegar sauce over each pork chop. Sprinkle with pepper and garnish with orange slices. Serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 6

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 198
Total carbohydrate: 11 g
Cholesterol: 78 mg
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
Protein: 25 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Serving size: 1 chop
Sodium: 188 mg
Total fat: 6 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Meats, poultry and fish: 4
Sweets: 0.5

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Meat and meat substitutes: 4
Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates: 0.5

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Protein and dairy: 1.5
Sweets: 0.5

Last Updated Sep 13, 2014

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