Pork chops seared in a hot skillet with a brief smear of sweet and sour marinade! Enough to get your taste buds to turn mouth-watering! Though pork chops turn out to be a little inexpensive compared to other cuts of meat, that doesn’t stop them from being cooked into a flavorsome and appetizing meal.
Chops come from ribs, loin, shoulder, and sirloin areas, offering people to experiment with various recipes with them. Ranging from ½-inch to 2-inches in thickness, pork chops are easy to cook and tender on the bite.
So whether, it is Christmas, Easter, New Year, Valentine’s Day, or another family gathering, you have umpteen reasons to include pork chops on your menu. They are exceptionally yummy and gorgeous, leaving your taste buds tantalizing for more. Here’s to present you with some easy and healthy recipes for preparing pork chops. Time to dig into one!
Italian Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops
- 4 (6 ounces) bone-in center-cut Pork Chops
- 1 cup shredded Italian Cheese
- 2 tbsp crushed Garlic Croutons or Italian-seasoned Breadcrumbs
- 2 tsp chopped fresh Thyme Leaves or Parsley
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Paprika or smoked Paprika
- ¼ tsp Pepper or Hot Paprika
- Make a horizontal slit/pocket on the side of each pork chop.
- Mix together ¾ cup cheese, croutons, and thyme in a small bowl.
- Stuff this mixture into the pockets you have created on the pork chops. Pinch the edges together to close the slits.
- Combine salt, paprika, and pepper. Sprinkle over the pork chops.
- Coat a 12-inch ovenproof skillet with oil and heat over medium-high flame.
- Add the stuffed pork chops into hot oil and cook for 3 minutes on each side, until they turn brown.
- Sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup cheese.
- Remove and transfer the skillet into an oven and bake at 375 °F for about 8-10 minutes, till chops are no longer pink in the center and turn fork tender.
Breaded Pork Chops
- 1 Egg
- ¾ cup seasoned Bread Crumbs
- 4 (½-inch thick) bone-in Pork Loin Chops
- 1 (8 ounces) container spreadable Chive and Onion Cream Cheese
- 3 tbsp Chicken Broth
- 2 tbsp Milk
- Beat the egg in a shallow bowl.
- Spread breadcrumbs in another shallow bowl.
- Dip the pork chops into the beaten egg and then coat with breadcrumbs.
- Place them in a greased 15×10×1 inch baking pan.
- Bake at 350 °F for 25-30 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted reads 160 °F.
- Mix cream cheese, chicken broth, and milk in a small saucepan. Stir well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, or until you get a smooth mixture.
- Transfer hot pork chops to a serving platter and serve with the prepared cheese sauce.
Honeyed Pork Chops
- 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 6 boneless Pork Chops
- 3 tbsp Honey
- ½ cup Water
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce
- 1 small onion (chopped)
- ¼ tsp ground Ginger
- 1/8 tsp ground Black Pepper
- Preheat oven to 325 °F (165 °C).
- Heat oil in a skillet on medium flame.
- Add pork chops and fry until brown, for about 5 minutes on each side. Remove and transfer into a baking dish.
- Whisk together honey, water, soy sauce, onion, ginger, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl.
- Pour over the pork chops.
- Bake for 1 hour until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 160 °F (70 °C) with a meat thermometer.
Grilled Rosemary Pork Chops
- 1 cup Soy Sauce
- ½ cup Water
- 6 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 tbsp dried rosemary (crushed)
- 4 boneless Pork Chops
- Beat soy sauce, water, brown sugar, and rosemary together in a small bowl.
- Pour half of the marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Reserve the other half for later use.
- Add pork chops and shake well to coat them with the marinade.
- Squeeze out any extra air and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, allowing the pork chops to marinate.
- Preheat an outdoor grill on medium heat and lightly grease the grate.
- Remove the pork chops from the marinade and shake off any extra sauce. Discard the remaining marinade.
- Place them on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until the meat is no longer pink in the center. Brush the meat with the reserved marinade occasionally.
- Remove the pork chops from the grill when a meat thermometer inserted reads 160 °F (70 °C).
These easy, healthy, and simply delicious pork chop recipes will induce you to ask for another serving. Dig into them and eat until satisfied!