Black sesame seed creates a colorful crust for the pork chops, while sealing in the juices. Maple syrup adds a touch of sweetness to balance the heat and offer a unique flavor. Photo credit: Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen.
Mix bread crumbs, sesame seed, 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic powder and salt in shallow dish. Moisten pork chops lightly with water. Coat evenly with crumb mixture
Heat 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil in large nonstick skillet on medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 8 minutes or until desired doneness, turning once. Remove from skillet; keep warm
Mix maple syrup, soy sauce, vinegar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, cornstarch and red pepper in small bowl until smooth. Set aside. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil in skillet on medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook and stir 3 minutes. Restir maple syrup mixture. Add to skillet; stirring constantly, bring to boil and boil 1 minute. Pour into large bowl. Add spinach; toss gently just until spinach is wilted. Slice pork chops and serve over spinach mixture