chop chop


The year before I got married I decided to do the South Beach Diet. There was a weird resurgence of it in my life and I decided to jump on the bandwagon. It was silly. However, thanks to the food blogging world, I wound up discovering some South Beach-friendly recipes that are delicious enough that I’ve added them to our regular rotation. This is one of them.

I only knew how to make pork chops one way before I came across this recipe and I’m still not sure if Alex really likes them that way or if he just humors me whenever I make them. He loves these. the best part is that they’re quick. Seriously, 15 minutes and they’re ready to go. The glaze makes them slightly sweet whereas the spices mix in a little savory flavor. These would be perfect on a bed of sauteed greens.


balsamic glazed pork chops
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adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen
serves: 4

4 pork chops
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar

Mix together the ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and sprinkle the mixture evenly on each side of the pork chops. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and cook the pork chops on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until almost done. Transfer the pork chops to a plate and set aside. Lower the head to medium-low and add the balsamic vinegar and sugar to the pan. Stir, scraping any bits off of the bottom of the pan. Let thicken for 3-4 minutes. Add the pork chops back to the pan to continue cooking all the way through, flipping part way through to coat in the glaze.


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New Yorker, coffee addict, cook, blogger, baker of delicious things.
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