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Vermont Maple Syrup Pork Chops

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Yet another great New England recipe from the Boston Globe. We made this the other night and loved it. The maple syrup with the vinegar give it a bit of a sweet and sour flavor.

INGREDIENTS

6 pork chops
Oil as needed for browning
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt to taste
Flour as needed to thicken the gravy

METHOD

1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly brown the pork chops in a small amount of oil, then place them in a flat baking dish with sides.

2 Combine the other ingredients in a small saucepan and heat until warm; pour over chops. Cover and bake for 45 minutes, basting occassionally.

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