Sweet, smokey and a little spicy, try this with chicken too. Simple enough for a weeknight dinner, elegant enough for company, and romantic enough for date night.
Raspberry Chipotle Pork Chops
2 pounds boneless pork loin chops ( although this would work on any pork or chicken cut)
2 T veg oil
For the rub
1 t salt
1 t lemon pepper
1 t garlic powder
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t chipotle chili powder ( I used Mc Cormick’s)
For the sauce
6 0z fresh raspberries
2 T red wine vinegar
1 t chipotle chili powder
2 t sugar
Mix together the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl (Salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and 1/2 t of chipotle chili powder) Sprinkle on both sides of the chops.
Heat oil in a large pan, add chops and cook for approximately 5 min per side on med heat, depending on thickness.(use a meat thermometer to check doneness)
Remove chops to a plate. There will be juice left in your pan.
Add red wine vinegar, sugar and raspberries to pan, cook over low heat about 3 minutes of until raspberries fall apart and sauce thickens slightly. Break up raspberries with the back of a spoon until smooth. (You may add water if you did not have enough pan juices)
Spoon sauce over chops and serve.