Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Recipe You Don't Want to Miss!

Often times, when I make my grocery list, I fill it with items that I know I'll use, but haven't found the perfect recipe for just yet. This was the case when I bought pork chops last week. We both enjoy them, but I've only made them one way, and although we love the recipe, I knew I should eventually expand my repertoire.

This week's menu called for pork chops on Monday night. So, in typical wifely fashion, I took them out of the freezer to thaw Monday morning, and still wasn't sure what I'd be doing with them when prep time came. The recipe I normally follow (inspired by the SIL) calls for fresh mushrooms and a can of cream of mushroom soup. But, since neither of these items were in my kitchen at the time, I went to good old Twitter for some simple recipe inspiration.

Just a few minutes later, Becky sent me this pin, and I was immediately sold. The best part about this recipe (other than how tasty the rub is) is that I already had all of the ingredients in my spice/baking cabinet! 

This recipe was simple. It was delicious. The perfect amount of sweet and tangy. And, once I shared it via Instagram, I had a few requests to share it here on my blog. Of course, I'll oblige!

Glazed Pork Chops Recipe (also found here)

4 thick cut pork chops
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (I omitted this time, because I can't do much spicy)
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Start by preheating your oven to 350. Then combine brown sugar, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. 

Rinse each pork chop under cold water and then rub both sides of each with the mixture until they're covered. Heat about 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, and once oil is warm, place the chops into the pan.

Cook the chops for 5 minutes on each side. Then, remove them from the pan and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Pop baking sheet in the oven to continue cooking the chops for another 5-7 minutes.

Voila! It's really that easy. I served mine with roasted garlic and olive oil couscous and peas. 

I would definitely recommend that you try these as soon as possible! They're super yummy, so easy, and a definite husband pleaser :o)

And, make sure to thank Becky for sharing the recipe with me!


Unknown said...

I love simple, yummy recipes! Thanks for sharing!

Joeylee said...

thanks for sharing I might have to make it

Darby Hawley said...

This looks great! I just might make this for my Valentine tonight :-)

B F said...


{annie_loo} @ The Farrar Four said...

Those look delish! And easy! I'll have to try. Never made couscous either...so i need to try that too! YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

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Jenn @ Bliss to Bean said...

I want to try this!! :)

Christine said...

We make that same recipe! The best pork chops ever!

In This Wonderful Life said...

I think Brent would love this!!! I will have to try it out!

Erin Branscom said...

Looks yummy! I am going to try this one out! :)