Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops


Last night, I had REALLY good intentions of going to the gym… and I may have supplemented it with a workout during my drive home.

I’ve mentioned my sister-in-law Beth before, but I haven’t yet shared that she is HILARIOUS.  Her story from Virginia was that my niece and nephew contributed to her having a rough day today.

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

Between us friends, I can’t imagine that either of them misbehaved. They are PERFECT ANGELS and the apple of their auntie’s eye, afterall.

By the time I called Beth on my way home, the kiddos were banished to their bedrooms for the evening due to some fighting that took place at the pool.  Because I’m a horrible influence, I encouraged Beth to plan a downstairs party that the kids could hear and be sad that they were in their room.

Next thing I know… she’s shouting out:  “Oh, I think I’ll have a hot fudge sundae and eat it while taking a bubble bath.”

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

Then, she says loud enough for them to hear, “Then, I’ll watch Brave on DVD and eat yummy popcorn.”

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

Apparently, my little angels heard this and assembled at the top of the stairs to share their objections.  Oh, torturing the little guys from afar with their mother… the joys of being an aunt.

I mentioned that I got a workout.  As she was going through her shenanigans, I was laughing so hard that my stomach was hurting, like I was doing little crunches in the car while driving home.  Oh, pilates… you did what you said you’d do!  My core hurts because of hearts you!

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

Look for this cookbook in your local grocery store in the magazine aisle. So many good recipes in there. Like this one!

I ended up coming home before going to the gym and that was all she wrote.  I quickly settled in and decided to make a delicious dinner instead.  I’ve been cooking from my new Weight Watchers cookbook… and had spicy asian pork on the brain.  It was SO good!  Check out the details below!

 Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

From Weight Watchers

Serves 4


Cooking Spray

4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)

1 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. lower-sodium soy sauce

2 Tbsp. sambal oelek (ground fresh chile paste)

1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce

2 tsp. rice vinegar

1/4 cup diagonally cut green onions


1.  Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Coat pan with cooking spray.  Add pork; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side.  Remove pan from heat; let pork stand 30 seconds.

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

2.  While pork cooks, combine brown sugar and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl.

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

3.  After port stands, add sauce to pork in the pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.  Notes:  I used siracha sauce instead of the chili paste.  Also, the sauce will thicken quickly.  Keep an eye on it.

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

4.  Turn pork over in sauce to coat.

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

5.  Sprinkle with green onions and serve with your favorite veggie.

Sweet-and-Spicy Chili Pork Chops

Per 1 Chop Serving:

CAL 251; FAT 13.8g; SAT FAT g; PROT 23.9g; CARB 7.8g; FIB 0.3g; SUG

WW Points+: 7 ; WW Smart Points: