Easy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze

I had a craving for pork chops lately, and usually when we have them they are pre packaged ones with a stuffing. I happened to really like the flavor that this glaze gave the pork chops and it’s super easy to mix up while the hubby was grilling them. We happened to grill them instead of pan frying them then roasting, so I can’t say how it is done in the pan.

Anytime you happen to grill pork I always like to slice up some green apple and lightly grill it to serve with the meat. The flavor of the apple pairs really well with the pork trust me!

Easy Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze

(Adapted from Damn Delicious)

 

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4 (8-ounce) pork chops, bone-in, 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

 

For the sweet and sour glaze

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

3 tablespoons honey

2 cloves garlic minced

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, optional

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

 

Season pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste.

 

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add pork chops and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. I grilled mine instead.

 

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Place into oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, about 8-10 minutes.*

 

To make the sweet and sour glaze, combine balsamic vinegar, honey, garlic, oregano, basil, thyme and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

 

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Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

 

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Serve pork chops immediately with sweet and sour glaze.


*Cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of the pork chops.

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