Grilled Maple Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1-1/2 inch thick and 12 ounces each)

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper until blended. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.
  2. Drain pork chops, discarding marinade in bag. On an oiled grill, cook pork chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 13-17 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Zippy Breaded Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup prepared ranch salad dressing
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Place salad dressing in a shallow bowl. In a separate shallow bowl, mix bread crumbs and cheese. Dip pork chops in dressing, then in crumb mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  3. Place on a rack in an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Marinated Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)

Pork Chops ‘n’ Pierogi

Ingredients

  • 8 frozen potato and onion pierogi
  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 medium Golden Delicious apple, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

Cuban-Style Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 4 slices deli ham (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Optional ingredients: mayonnaise, additional Dijon mustard and thinly sliced dill pickles