Sesame-Crusted Pork Chops with Maple Vegetable Stir-Fry
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Sesame-Crusted Pork Chops with Maple Vegetable Stir-Fry

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.
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 389


  • 14



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  • 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Sesame Seed, Black
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Garlic Powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet™ Organic Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 medium red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
  • 1 package (6 ounces) baby spinach leaves


  • 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

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