This “quick-braise” dish features sautéed pork chops, seasoned with spicy ginger, cinnamon, and garlic, which simmer briefly in chopped tomatoes. The ready-made pan sauce calls for rice, mashed potatoes or Oriental noodles as an accompaniment. Add a green salad tossed with garlic vinaigrette.


  • 4 boneless pork chops (3/8-inch thick)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1/2 cup onion (minced)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed (toasted)


  1. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add chops and brown on both sides, about 3 minutes on each side. Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, cinnamon and honey; heat to a simmer; cover and simmer until chops are cooked through, about 3-4 minutes. Remove chops, reserve. Heat sauce to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until sauce thickens. Return chops to pan with sesame seed. Heat through and serve.
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