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  • Of Food And Love: Honey Grilled Pork Chops

    I feel like I’m the queen of “letmefindtheeasiesttastiestrecipes”.  I always challenge myself to find recipes that are good but don’t take forever.  They take about 30 min to an hour start to finish but I don’t mind because I know it’s time well spent.

    In the same breath I won’t think twice about spending two hours making an unforgettable gravy, either.  Julia Child, you ARE my culinary hero.  But back to making food that is quite tasty but not as time consuming (not all of Julia’s recipe are time consuming, so don’t be afraid to try them out).  I’ve discovered this amazing secret.  The key to making people think you’re a good cook is picking the right recipes!  Hahah.  *sigh*  Oh, all the people I’ve fooled into thinking I know what I’m doing.  It’s just a matter of scouring through cooking sites, cook books, trading recipes with friends, tweaking recipes you have, combining recipes…that’s all!  Now, in order to make those technically perfect dishes.  Go.to.school.  But for a stay at home mom like myself, I have fun choosing recipes that make bellies happy.

    These honey grilled chops did just that.  D was in awe because this dish was totally last minute and the chops didn’t get to marinate the full time.  They sat in the fridge for only an hour, I can’t imagine how much more fabulous they would have tasted with the full 4 hour marinate time.  mmm

    My husband is seriously a master griller.  The meat was perfectly cooked.

    I served these with fried potatoes and sauteed zucchini.  A total home run, this meal was.  Give it a whirl and let me know how it turned out!

     

    Courtesy of:: Tasty Kitchen

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound Boneless Pork Chops
    • 4 Tablespoons Honey
    • 4 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
    • 4 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
    • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
    • ½ teaspoons Ginger
    • 2 cloves Garlic
    • Salt And Pepper, to taste

    With a meat mallet, flatten pork chops to approximately 1/2″ thickness. Trim off excess fat and put them into a bowl.

    In another bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients. Pour 1/2 of the mixture over the pork chops. Cover the bowl and marinate pork chops in the refrigerator for approximately 4 hours. Reserve other 1/2 of mixture for grilling time.

    Heat grill to medium-high heat. Place pork chops on grill, and baste with the marinade. Grill on one side for 4 minutes. Flip pork chops and baste again. Grill for an additional 4 minutes. Set meat on a plate for approximately 5 minutes to settle juices.

    Serve!

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