Pork

A unique way to help others

My apologies for writing this post a little late. I had planned on writing the article a few days ago. But I got distracted with some other stuff and couldn’t find the perfect opportunity to complete it. So I decided to do it now.

Before I talk about what I cooked, I want to express my gratitude for the love and passion that I have for cooking. I have this mentioned on my about me page but because I have such a passion for cooking I want to teach people with special needs and for those who want to learn how to cook.

However, I have a minor fear that I am determined to conquer. That’s speaking to medium/large groups of people. To begin my journey to help me overcome this challenge, in order for me to give lessons, I have made a few cooking videos as some of you already know. I have posted a few of them on Facebook and on a few of my blog posts. I believe that making these videos will aid me in building my confidence in talking in front of people. I eventually will post my videos on YouTube when I get really good at video recording. Then when I become comfortable in speaking in front of people I want to host cooking classes.

I want to remind you all that you don’t necessarily need to have a passion for cooking in order to cook like I do. But I highly encourage you to give cooking a try.

Now onto the recipe!

I love marinating my meat. I don’t know why but I find It a lot of fun! It doesn’t matter whether it’s a liquid or a dry marinade I still always enjoy doing it. Then what makes it even more fun is when you stick it in the fridge with meat inside a plastic container. Then let the meat soak in the marinade for a day or two. It sounds unsafe but I have a few tips near at the bottom of this article on how to do this process safely to help you successfully prepare some delicious pork chops. After they are done marinating stick them in the oven to cook for thirty minutes on each side. Then wolà! You’ve just made yourself some amazing chops. This pork chop recipe was seriously very yummy!

Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Ingredients

6 pork chop, rinsed and pat dry
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp ketchup

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking dish with foil and grease it with cooking spray. Set aside for whenever you are ready to cook.

1. In a small bowl, thoroughly combine the soy sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup. Next, place the chops into a plastic container. Pour the sauce onto the pork chops. Cover the container with a lid. Then place it in the refrigerator to let your pork chops marinate in the sauce for twenty-four to forty-eight hours.

2. Then in a day or two place the pork chops in the previously prepared baking dish and spread with half the sauce. Bake pork chops for thirty minutes in the preheated oven. Turn over and spread with remaining sauce. Continue baking for thirty minutes or until the internal temperature of the chops reaches 145 degrees F

Source Kitchme

Court’s Cooking Notes on marinating pork chops: Be sure that the lid to the container is sealed tightly. Also, make a note to yourself so that you don’t forget about your pork chops being in the fridge so that you don’t accidentally ruin your chops.

Crockpot? or Stovetop? You decide

I am happy to announce that I converted my first stovetop recipe into a crockpot version. It was this Apple Cider Pork Chops recipe. It worked out perfectly! They were incredibly tasty and of course very easy to prepare.

For those of you who would like to use the stove I have included the cooking instructions for that as well.

Apple Cider Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 bone-in or boneless pork chops, rinsed and pat dry
1 tsp salt and pepper
2 Tbsp canola oil, only if you're using the stove
1 1/2 C apple cider or apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp mustard

Directions

Crockpot

1. Whisk together in a small mixing bowl the apple cider, brown sugar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined. Next, place your chops into your 4 or 6-quart crockpot insert. Then pour the glaze the pork chops. Cover and cook on LOW for six to eight hours.

Stovetop

1. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat two tablespoons of canola oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook pork chops in oil for about four-eight minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Remove them from the skillet.

2. In the same skillet, combine 1 1/2 cups apple cider and two tablespoons packed brown sugar; cook to a thick, syrupy glaze and until reduced by about half. Stir in one tablespoon of the mustard. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Pour glaze over pork chops for serving.

Source Pillsbury

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I am going to go back on last years articles to edit and give them better pictures. I want to make them look nice and professional. I'll start this process next week beginning with my favorite Chicken Parmesan.

Here are some other recipes that I will be cooking

Crock Pot Tater Tot Sloppy Joe Casserole                                                                                     Marinated Baked Pork Chops
Buffalo Brussel Sprouts

A Simple Recipe Packed With Flavor

This brown sugar pork chop recipe is excellent for those of you who don't prefer to cook recipes that require ten or more ingredients. They too are full of delicious flavors. Depending on how long you cook your pork chops in the oven the brown sugar will caramelize and even form a crispy crust if you broil them in your oven for two-four minutes.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Ingredients

1/3 C brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp black pepper
4 boneless or bone-in pork chops

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F. Lay a sheet of foil or parchment paper onto a baking dish and grease it with cooking spray.

1. Combine in a small mixing bowl the brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
Rub the brown sugar mixture on all sides of each pork chop. Place your pork chops on the foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake them for thirty-five minutes to an hour or until internal temperature reaches at least 150 degrees.

Source Courtney's sweets

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Ribs and Sauerkraut just like Grandmas

Recently, I stayed at my Grandparents house for a week. They live in a small town called Weimar, Texas and we as the Grandchildren call them Me-maw and Big Daddy. I helped my Grandma by keeping her kitchen clean and taught her how to work the computer. My Grandma who is an excellent cook showed me how to cook Pork Ribs and Sauerkraut on the stove.

The way she made it was delicious but it was a little too bitter for me. Plus, I don’t like cooking food on the stove very often because it splatters everywhere which creates a big mess and I have to babysit whatever I am cooking. Who has time for that? This cook doesn’t!

So, I looked up a crockpot version on Pinterest, came across this Crock Pot Country-Style Pork Ribs and Sauerkraut. This one is a little similar to my Grandma’s. But it has a touch of both sweet and sour. The sweetness comes from an apple and a few tablespoons of brown sugar. The sour is from white wine vinegar and, of course the sauerkraut. Then everything is slowly cooked in your crockpot for about eight to ten hours.

Crock Pot Country-Style Pork Ribs and Sauerkraut

INGREDIENTS

2  lbs boneless country-style pork ribs, rinsed and pat dry

1  medium cooking apple, sliced

1  small onion, sliced

1 can (15 oz) Libby’s  sauerkraut, drained, rinsed

3  Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1  tsp. caraway seeds

1⁄4 C. white wine vinegar or 1/4 C apple juice

DIRECTIONS

Place into your 4-quart Crock-Pot, pork ribs, apple, and onion. Top with sauerkraut, brown sugar and caraway seed; stir lightly. Pour wine over top. Cover; cook on LOW heat setting eight to ten hours.

Source Food.com

I’m sorry that there’s no picture. My family ate it all before I could even grab my camera. But I promise I will have one on this post shortly. 

Pork Chops & A Fancy Vinaigrette

Pork Chops With Lemon-Cilantro Vinaigrette

Ingredients

4 bone-in pork chops
1/2 C extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 C fresh lemon juice
1/4 C fresh orange juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro minced
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and black pepper
Instructions

Preheat your grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the lemon juice, orange juice, olive oil, minced garlic, red pepper flakes, and cilantro. Season the pork chops to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place on the preheated grill and cook for four to five minutes per side. Let rest for two to three minutes. Serve the pork with a drizzle of lemon-cilantro vinaigrette.

 

Side Dish  Green bean & Cherry tomato medley

 

Source  Paleo Leap

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Coming up this week on cooking with Court 😊

One-Skillet Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Crockpot Peach Glazed Pork Chops

SHEET PAN CITRUS SALMON & ASPARAGUS

Lip-Smacking Pork Chops

Now that the holidays are in full swing, I think it’s necessary to have a great arsenal of fantastic meals that you can get on the table extremely fast and with minimal work. After all, with all the meal prep, menus, or travel plans that come with the holidays and family, who wants to spend several hours cooking a dinner? Not me!

I am confident that you don’t want to waste numerous of hours cooking either; therefore I want to share with you, my newest favorite dish Maple Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops. They were reasonably easy to prepare and incredibly tasty. I mean no seriously after trying my first one I quickly had another one of these delicious and not to mention melt in your mouth pork chops.

Tender, moist, glazed pork chops are seared and coated in a lip-smacking maple balsamic vinegar sauce. They are ready to eat less than thirty minutes, which makes them excellent for a fast weeknight dinner or a party!

 What are some of your favorite pork chop recipes? What is your most-liked dish to serve at parties?

Maple Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

Ingredients

PORK CHOPS:
Four boneless or bone-in pork chops, rinsed and pat dry
olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

MAPLE BALSAMIC GLAZE:
1/4 C maple syrup
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp beef broth
1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Are you ready? Let’s get cooking!

Directions

MAKE THE GLAZE:

In a small saucepan, mix all glaze ingredients. Heat over MED heat until it reaches a low boil. Cook until sauce reduces down, about three minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.

COOK THE PORK CHOPS:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and place a medium/large cast iron skillet into your oven.

1. Coat your pork chops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Remove the skillet from the oven and place on the burner over MED-HIGH heat. Place chops in the skillet, you should hear them sizzle immediately. Let cook two-three minutes to sear. Use a basting brush and cover pork with the glaze.

2. Flip pork chops over, brush the other side with the glaze and transfer skillet back to the hot oven. Bake until a thermometer inserted into the center reads 140 degrees F (approximately five-eight minutes, depending on the thickness of your pork chops). Transfer the pork chops to a plate, cover loosely with aluminum foil and let stand for five minutes. Serve pork chops with a little bit of the glaze drizzled over the top if desired.

 

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Source the chunky chef

 Tonight’s side dish was: Broccoli can taste delicious

Here are some of my other favorite pork chop recipes

Pure comfort food at it’s best

The Cookbook Museum

Baked Pork Chops and Apples with Brown Sugar Glaze

Pure comfort food at it’s best

I enjoy cooking pork chops. I do admit they sometimes can be challenging to prepare, though. It seems like every time I cook them they either are always undercooked or overdone.  Yes, of course, I seldom do get discouraged and frustrated as many of us cooks, and food bloggers do. However, I am extremely determined not to give up and just keep on practicing until I get my chops 100% perfect.

My least preferred of how to cook pork chops is on the stovetop, as I have a somewhat of a love-hate relationship with frying almost anything. Why you might ask??? because I can’t stand the splatter, it makes such a huge mess. And the fact I have to babysit the stovetop. I mean really. I don’t have time for that!

I can tell you for sure, though, baked pork chops turn out just as delicious and WAY juicier – if you haven’t cooked pork chops that way, you simply have to! Of course, pork chops drenched in ranch dressing, Italian bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese pretty much proves a winner dinner!

Super juicy, baked pork chops coated with ranch dressing, Italian bread crumbs, and Parmesan cheese. A fast & easy comfort-food dinner!

Breaded Ranch Pork Chops

Ingredients

6 bone-in pork chops, rinsed and pat dry
2/3 cup ranch dressing
1 cup Progresso Italian Bread Crumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a 9×13 baking dish with foil or parchment paper and lightly grease it with cooking spray. Set aside.

Pour ranch dressing into a shallow bowl. Combine bread crumbs and Parmesan in another shallow bowl. Dredge each chop in ranch dressing, then in bread crumb mixture, and then into the bottom of the previously prepared greased baking dish (Be sure to give them room around each chop to cook evenly). Bake them for twenty-five- forty minutes or until internal temperature reads 145 degrees. Leave to sit for five minutes before serving.

Source Mostly Homemade Mom

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What is your favorite recipe using bread crumbs? Share it with me in the comments below!

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