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Zesty & Basil Grilled Pork Chops

I hope you all had a great and relaxing Labor Day Weekend! My family and I had a wonderful holiday weekend. I did not have to cook lol. My dad grilled sausage and burgers for dinner. For dessert, we had bundt cakes. The food tasted excellent! 😀

A few months ago, I mentioned in one of my posts that I feel like a pansy because of my low comfort level cooking with the grill. However, I have given it some consideration and decided that I’d gradually move up to this skill level. As I still would like to cook things on the grill, eventually. Therefore, to master this challenge I came up with a solution to some sort of degree lol, by purchasing myself a cast iron grill pan from my favorite online store Amazon. I received it today just in time for me to be able to cook these fantastic Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops. I’m pleased to say that I did a great job for my first time of using my new cooking toy. Haha! They were so juicy and tender. Yum, yum!

Lemon Basil Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 thick-cut, boneless pork loin chops
2 Tbsp. Olive oil
1 Tbsp. Basil leaves, minced
3 Tbsp. Minced garlic
3 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1 Tsp. salt
¾ Tsp. pepper

Instructions

1. Combine olive oil, basil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Next, use a basting brush and or a spatula to coat both sides of your pork chops with the mixture. Place your chops in an airtight plastic container and cover. Let the chops marinate in the mixture for eight hours to overnight in the refrigerator.

2. Heat your grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. Grill the pork chops for about five to six minutes per side (depending on the pork chop thickness), or until they reach an internal temperature of 145 F.

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Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Okay so, I know I might sound like a pansy for saying this lol, but cooking food on the grill is not my thing at the moment. Why you might ask??? because of a few reasons: 1. Since I’m not an expert at cooking yet the intensity of the heat from the grill makes me nervous. 2. Texas is already starting to get super hot, and so I don’t prefer sweating and grilling in the heat. Haha! 😀

However, I thankfully didn’t have actually to work with grill thanks to my sweet dad and brother. Lol, all I had to do was follow this delicious and not to mention my new favorite Buffalo Chicken Burger recipe, and they had to do the grillin.

I’m confident that with the combination of Buffalo chicken wings and burgers into this one mouth-watering burger will become your new Buffalo-flavored favorite as well. And oh with the bonus of no messy fingers! 😀

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Ingredients

1 lb. ground chicken
1/4 C. Frank’s Buffalo Sauce
1/2 C. Chopped carrot
One Celery Stalk Chopped
One tsp. Garlic powder
One tsp. Onion powder
One Tbsp. dried parsley leaves
One Tbsp. dried chives
1/2 C. panko bread crumbs
1/3 C. Mayo

Optional:

lettuce
Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce and or
Ranch dressing
Hamburger bun brand of your choice

Instructions

1. In a large mixing bowl combine the chicken, mayo, buffalo sauce, carrot, celery, garlic powder, onion powder, dried, parsley, dried chives and bread crumbs. Stir well. Next, place the bowl in the refrigerator for thirty minutes.

2. Heat your grill (or grill pan) over medium-high heat.
Take the bowl out from the refrigerator, divide the meat into parts, and shape the mixture into patties. Cook the burgers for about five minutes per side (depending on the burger thickness), or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 F.

3. After they finish cooking serve them with buns and or just the patty itself then top it with Creamy Blue Cheese Sauce and or
Ranch dressing. Enjoy! 😀

Recommendation: If you don’t prefer working with the grill, like as I am, you can use a Cast Iron Grill Pan instead. And just cook with it on the stove like you would do with any other ordinary skillet/pan.

Recipe adapted from:

Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen

Coming up next week

Spinach Lasagna Rollups

Baked Garlic Cheddar Chicken   Side Dish Green beans with cherry tomatoes

Crockpot Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Fun & unwinding recipe is: It’s a surprise!

 

Lol, that’s all for me tonight. Thank you so much for reading! Have a great weekend and God Bless!