Recipe for Sugar-Spiced Pork Chops With Chipotle Pumpkin Sauce


    Sugar-Spiced Pork Chops with Chipotle Pumpkin Sauce

    4 (1-inch thick) boneless pork chops
    1 cup canned solid pack pumpkin
    1 chipotle pepper, snipped into tiny pieces
    1 (8 ounce) jar salsa
    1/4 cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    2 tablespoons brown sugar
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
    2 tablespoon s chopped fresh cilantro

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine pumpkin, chipotle pepper, salsa, Parmesan and nutmeg. Cook until the mixture almost boils, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cook 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally.

    In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper; sprinkle evenly over pork chops; cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until done, turning occasionally.

    To serve, spoon a generous 1/3 cup of the pumpkin mixture over the bottom of each of four serving plates. Place pork chops on top of mixture; garnish with chopped tomatoes and cilantro.