Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1/2 cup polenta)

Reduce the vinegar while the polenta simmers so the entire meal is ready and hot at the same time.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring 2 cups milk and broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Gradually add polenta. Cook for 20 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring frequently with a whisk; remove from heat. Stir in cream cheese. Keep warm.

Step 2

Place vinegar in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, and cook until reduced by half (about 5 minutes).

Step 3

Place a grill pan over medium-high heat. Combine rosemary, salt, pepper, and garlic; rub mixture over pork. Place pork in pan; cook for 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness, basting with vinegar. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with polenta.

Ratings & Reviews

Very good!

January 06, 2016
This meal was absolutely delicious! The rosemary balsamic reduction on the pork chops give great flavor and the polenta tasted like a hearty comfort food. It is important to note that you do in fact have to use whole milk. I made the mistake of using reduced fat milk and the polenta turned into a soup. I had to add the entire package of polenta to get to the correct (thicker) consistency. Also, I added a can of peas to the polenta to have some veggies in the meal. That turned out to be very tasty.

karot3's Review

June 10, 2014

rayraex's Review

June 05, 2014
This was great! Some of the reviews are saying to double the spices, but I don't think you need to, I had plenty to season the meat with the measurements given in the recipe. I was running very low on balsamic and had less than what it called for, so I didn't reduce it and just basted with the balsamic and it still was great. Served with mashed potatoes and green beans instead of the polenta. My husband was raving about this meal!

elainebock's Review

April 10, 2014

Ladyslott's Review

January 19, 2014
This was easy and so delicious. I would definitely double the spices for the rub, I added a little salt to the polenta, and added steamed asparagus. Will definitely add this to my regular rotation.

TommasoGustavo's Review

January 15, 2014

kcmonet's Review

January 29, 2013

NaturallyZan's Review

June 01, 2012
I loved this! And my boyfriend immediately requested that I add it to my list of recurring recipes.

CooknPhilaburgh's Review

May 09, 2012
Tip to reduce balsamic: use a metal 1 cup measuring cup - makes it easy to measure for one, and helps it to not reduce too quickly since it is not spread too thinly in a larger pot. (I also use measuring cups to melt butter for corn on the cob and popcorn.) Loved the pork chops! Was short on time so I cut my 1" chops down to 1/2". I added basil paste (from the produce section with herbs) to the garlic-rosemary rub, and only had dried rosemary on hand. Next time will double the herbs as suggested by other reviewers. Everyone really liked the sauce that the porkchops made, and used it on the rice. I did not make the polenta, as the fussy kids would not eat it.

MadamMaddyKJ26's Review

December 09, 2011
These were good! I really enjoyed the flavors.