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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Honey Dijon Pork Chops

12 Dec
I have a love/hate relationship with pork chops.

I have a love/hate relationship with pork chops.

If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you may remember my love/hate relationship with pork chops. I love them, but my family usually hates them.

In fact, if you search the words “pork chops” in my blog’s search bar, you’ll see all of the various recipes I’ve tried, hoping to find one they like.

Meanwhile, I’ve never stopped liking them.

Recently, I picked up a package of boneless pork chops, going with the Try, Try Again method of meal planning. As I was thinking of how to try them this time, I remembered that we used to do a Honey Dijon pork chop way back when. I knew I liked it, of course, but I had no idea which other family members had or had not. I decided to search for one and try again.
I went to my favorite go-to when I do a recipe search: Allrecipes.com and found a recipe that looked like the one we used to make, except that we used to dip ours in bread crumbs after we dipped them in the sauce first.

This Pampered Chef product is perfect for recipes that require lots of dipping and breading!

This Pampered Chef product is perfect for recipes that require lots of dipping and breading!

I even remembered that I have a cool Pampered Chef product that I use for this type of recipe too, so I pulled that out as well.

The Coating Trays and Tool kit is great for recipes that require you to dip your meat into something or into several somethings. For this particular recipe I ended up using only two of the trays, one for the honey mustard sauce and one for the bread crumbs.

I hope you enjoy today’s recipe. My family liked it well enough.

Kind of.

IMG_8002HONEY DIJON PORK CHOPS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper ( I left this out.)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops
  • I added in bread crumbs for coating after the dipping step.
  • DIRECTIONS
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking dish.
    2. Mix Dijon mustard, honey, black pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Arrange pork chops in prepared baking dish and pour mustard mixture over pork.
    3. Bake in preheated oven until pork is slightly pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

      We served our recipe with couscous and green beans almondine.

      We served our recipe with couscous and green beans almondine.

Food on the Table: A new website and a new pork chop recipe

1 Mar

We tried out a new pork chop recipe at our house recently.

We have a tough time with pork chops in our house. Don doesn’t love them, Alex hates almost all meat including “the other chicken, the pork kind,” and the other two kids sometimes love them and sometimes hate them. I personally love them. I try to make them on nights it’s just the girls and me, and I try to find new ways to make them all the time.

This most recent recipe was one that I got from a new website that’s out there now called Food on the Table.

The website allows you to search recipes, create meal plans, and will even make your list and search the local grocery stores for sales on the items on your list. It’s a comprehensive website.

They allow you to create a meal plan with up to three recipes per week for free. So far I have tried two of my three recipes. I liked this one and didn’t like the other one. I will be trying more recipes though.

This recipe is supposed to be for the grill, but since it’s winter and we are currently out of propane for our outdoor grill, we broiled inside instead.

I personally liked this recipe quite a bit. Don seemed to like it, for as much as he likes pork chops, and the kids gave it mixed reviews. Alex still hates meat.

If you try it, let me know what you think. And, if you try out Food on the Table, let me know what you think of that also.

GRILLED HONEY GARLIC PORK CHOPS

INGREDIENTS

1/3 cup ketchup

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup soy sauce (it says to make gluten free, use wheat free tamari.)

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 five to six ounce pork chops

salt and pepper to taste
DIRECTIONS

Combine ketchup, honey, soy sauce and garlic. Set aside.

Lightly season pork with salt and pepper.

Brush each chop with sauce to coat.

Grill chops on grill, basting with sauce often for about 5 minutes on each side or until meat is cooked through.