5 Hearty Pork Chops
Go ahead and let the other white meat shine with these five juicy pork chop recipes.
Pork Chops with Fresh Green and Red Cabbage
The key to this dish is the layers of flavor: pungent and distinctive fennel and caraway seeds season each pork chop, but the real magic happens once the chops begin to sizzle in hot bacon grease. While the pork rests, sauté red and green cabbage in the drippings and combine with bits of crumbled bacon, sherry vinegar, and the remaining caraway seeds. Hearty, tender, and tangy—this recipe really delivers.
Balsamic Pork Chops
This simple pork chop recipe comes together easily right out of the pantry. Dredge the chops in flour, salt, pepper, and rosemary, then sauté in butter and garlic until golden brown and crisp. Remove the chops from the skillet and add savory chicken broth and sweet balsamic vinegar, being sure to stir up the wonderful brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Reduce the liquid by half to create a delicious, syrupy glaze—perfect to top the pork chops and a side of rice.
Apricot-Hoisin Pork Chops with Somen
Give seasoned pork chops an Asian infusion in this dish by searing in rich, flavorful sesame oil. Once the juices are sealed in, finish off the chops with a sweet-and-spicy combo of apricot preserves and hoisin sauce, then serve over wheat noodles for a quick and delicious dinner.
Pork with Port Wine and Raisin Sauce
This easy dinner recipe's secret is the sauce. Browned pork chops finish cooking in a syrupy sauce made of sweet port and honey, then sprinkled with raisins. The result is a sweet, tender, surprisingly flavored pork chop, made better with each raisin you discover!
Beer-Brined Pork Chops with Onion MarmaladeAlthough this recipe requires a decent amount of prep time, you'll savor every bite when all is said and done. Brine pork chops in a mixture of flavorful beer (such as amber ale), brown sugar, peppercorns, mustard seeds, fennel, and garlic. Then, sauté the pork until crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Serve alongside a sweet red onion marmalade with the fresh vegetable of your choice.
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