Healthy Recipes
Authored By:  Norman Van Aken; courtesy of the California Dried Plum Board
Serve with a chilled tomato and corn salad.
Diet Types: Dairy Free, Wheat Free
Ingredients:
  • Ancho Chili-Plum Sauce:
  • 4 dried ancho chilies, stems and seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • 6 cups water
  • 12 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/4 cups apricot jam
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
  • 1 cup quartered pitted dried plums
  • Pork Chops:
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, cut 1 inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: Over one hour
    Instructions:
    In large skillet, cook and stir chilies over medium-high heat 4-5 minutes or until fragrant and toasted. Add water and garlic; bring to a boil. Cook 45-55 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Transfer chili mixture to food processor. Add jam and vinegar; process until smooth. Stir in dried plums, salt and pepper; set aside. (Makes 2 1/2 cups) For Pork Chops: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork chops; cook 4-5 minutes or until browned, turning once. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Add 1 cup of the Ancho Chili- Plum Sauce and 1/2 cup water, stirring to blend. Cover; reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 10-12 minutes for medium doneness. Reserve remaining sauce for later use; store, covered, in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1
    Servings per Recipe: 4
    Amount Per Serving 
    Calories 354
    Calories from Fat 107
     % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 12g18%
      Saturated Fat 4g20%
      Mono Fat 5g 
    Cholesterol 62mg21%
    Sodium 191mg8%
    Total Carbs 44g14%
      Dietary Fiber 5g21%
    Protein 22g 
    Iron23%
    Calcium7%
    Vitamin C8%
    Vitamin E4%
    Vitamin A38%
    Vitamin B-1212%
    Vitamin B-655%
    Pantothenic acid10%
    Niacin24%
    Riboflavin41%
    Thiamin40%
    Folate7%
    Selenium63%
    Manganese20%
    Copper15%
    Zinc23%
    Potassium25%
    Phosphorus23%
    Magnesium13%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.