Canadian Pork Loin Chops

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I came up with this recipe as I love maple and mustard. We wanted to add more flavor and not dry out the boneless loin chops. Spice rub marinade, lightly breaded with a maple-mustard glaze, and cooked in garlic-flavored oil - a great Canadian recipe! This is also great on the BBQ. Perfect with roasted potatoes and a coleslaw.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

Spice Rub:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed fennel seeds

  • 6 boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick

Glaze:

  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup, preferably dark amber (Grade B)

  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 1 pinch paprika

  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 1 clove clove garlic, crushed

Directions

  1. Whisk brown sugar, sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, dry mustard, and fennel seeds together in a small bowl.

  2. Pat pork loin chops dry with a paper towel. Score the meat on both sides, 1/8-inch deep in cross-hatch lines spaced 1/2-inch apart, with a sharp knife; rub spice mixture onto all sides of pork chops and into scored lines. Cover chops; refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours.

  3. Whisk maple syrup, brown mustard, pinch of garlic powder, pinch of paprika, pinch of black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl; set aside.

  4. Coat pork chops on all sides with seasoned bread crumbs.

  5. Heat olive oil and canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir garlic into pan, and cook until lightly browned and fragrant, about 1 minute; remove garlic from pan and discard.

  6. Place pork chops into skillet in batches to avoid crowding; cook chops until lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Return all pork chops to skillet; reduce heat to medium. Drizzle half the maple syrup mixture over pork chops. Turn chops and cook until glazed, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle remaining maple syrup mixture over pork chops; turn and cook until glazed, 1 to 2 minutes.

  7. Reduce heat to low; cover pork chops and cook until slightly pink in the center, about 5 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

    close up view of Canadian Pork Loin Chops on a white platter
    WestCoastMom

Cook's Notes:

The breading is to be very light, just enough coating to keep the moisture and seasonings in. Just remember to not the crowd the pan so the coating crisps up evenly. This can be used for thicker chops or bone-in chops; adjust cooking times.

If grilling outdoors, lightly oil the rack and spray the outside of the chops with oil after coating with bread crumbs. Grill on both sides until crisp, then baste both sides with the maple mustard glaze, flipping frequently until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

344 Calories
18g Fat
20g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 344
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 728mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 473mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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