MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS
MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS

MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS

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These maple balsamic glazed pork chops are ready in LESS than 30 minutes, which makes them perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!  They’re also fancy and gourmet tasting enough to serve to guests!

Now that the holidays are approaching, (so quickly!!), I think it’s important to have a great arsenal of amazing meals that you can get on the table quickly and with minimal effort. After all, with all the meal prep, menus, or travel plans that come with the holidays and family, who wants to spend hours cooking a dinner? Not me!

Even though these pork chops are bone-in, they still cook pretty quickly. I do highly recommend using the bone-in pork chops for this recipe… boneless might be a tad more convenient, but there’s much more flavor in the bone-in chops 🙂

MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS
MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS

Ingredients

PORK CHOPS:

  • 4 bone-in, center cut pork chops
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZE:

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3-4 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp beef broth
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic smashed
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

MAKE THE GLAZE:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine all glaze ingredients. Heat over MED heat until it reaches a low boil. Cook until sauce reduces down, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

COOK THE PORK CHOPS:

  1. Place cast iron skillet in oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat chops dry with a paper towel, then rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove skillet from oven and place on burner over MED-HIGH heat. Place chops in the skillet, you should hear them sizzle immediately. Let cook 2-3 minutes to sear. Brush pork with glaze.
  4. Flip pork chops over, brush the other side with the glaze, and transfer skillet back to the hot oven. Bake until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 140 degrees F (about 5-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your pork chops).

You can find complete recipes of this MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED PORK CHOPS in thechunkychef.com

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