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Pork Chops with Cornbread Stuffing

Yield: 4 servings
Food Network Magazine

Ingredients

2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 heaping cup crumbled cornbread
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick; about 10 ounces each)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the parsley, scallions, jalapeno, cornbread, egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a bowl. Cut a deep 2-inch-wide pocket into the side of each pork chop. Stuff the cornbread mixture into the pockets.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pork with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet in batches and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet; reserve the skillet. Bake until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil; add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, 3 minutes. Drain; return to the pot. Add 2 tablespoons butter. Season with salt and pepper; toss.

Remove the pork from the baking sheet and pour the juices on the baking sheet into the skillet. Sprinkle the flour over the juices; cook over medium heat, whisking, 1 minute. Whisk in the broth, scraping up any browned bits, until smooth and thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the heat; whisk in the remaining 1 tablespoon butter and 3/4 teaspoon pepper and drizzle over the pork chops. Serve with the green beans.
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Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

2 large onions
1/3 cup New Mexico chili powder
Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 cloves garlic, smashed
8 thin-cut boneless pork chops (about 2 pounds total), trimmed
Vegetable oil, for brushing
Spanish rice, for serving (optional)

Directions

Roughly chop 1/2 onion and place in a blender with the chili powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, the oregano, cumin, cloves and garlic. Puree, adding about 1/3 cup water to make a thick paste.

Slice the remaining 1 1/2 onions into thin rings and place in a bowl with the chili puree and pork; toss to coat.

Lightly brush a large cast-iron skillet or grill pan with vegetable oil and place over high heat until almost smoking. Place 4 pork chops in the skillet and surround with half of the onions. Cook until the pork starts to blacken on the outside and is cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining pork chops and onions. Serve with rice, if desired.
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Pork Chop Piccata with Spaghetti

Food Network Magazine
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

Kosher salt
8 ounces spaghetti
4 cups broccoli florets, halved or quartered if large (8 ounces)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons lemon juice
Freshly ground pepper
4 bone-in pork chops (1/2 inch thick; about 6 ounces each)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons drained jarred capers

Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook as the label directs for al dente, adding the broccoli in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the pot. Add 1 tablespoon butter, 2 tablespoons parsley, the lemon zest and a big pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir well, adding the reserved cooking water as needed to loosen.

Meanwhile, season the pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Dust with the flour, shaking off any excess. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until well browned and just cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.

Carefully add the wine to the skillet, scraping up the browned bits from the pan. Cook until reduced by about half, then stir in the lemon juice and capers; return to a simmer. Remove from the heat and swirl in the remaining 2 tablespoons each butter and parsley until the butter is melted. Pour in any accumulated juices from the plate of pork. Season the sauce with salt and pepper.

Divide the spaghetti and broccoli among plates and top each serving with a pork chop. Spoon the sauce on top.
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Honey Soy Grilled Pork Chops

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

1/4 c. honey
1/2 c. low-sodium soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
Red pepper flakes
4 boneless pork chops

Directions

Mix together honey, soy sauce, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a large bowl. Add pork chops then cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

Heat grill over medium-high heat and cook until seared and cooked through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

– Delish
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Parmesan Baked Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 boneless pork chops
1 T. olive oil
1 C. parmesan cheese (I used Kraft)
1 C. Italian bread crumbs
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions

On a plate combine the last 4 ingredients. Rub the pork chops with olive oil and then dip (coat) each one in the cheese mixture.

Press the mixture over the pork chops to make sure they are well covered in it. Line a pan with tin foil and spray with cooking spray.

Place the pork chops on the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes.

– Eva’s Kitchen
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Easy Pork and Noodle Bake

Yield: 6 servings
The pork is cubed and briefly browned before baking it with the noodles and simple sauce mixture.

Ingredients

4 to 5 cups diced pork loin or other lean pork*
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme (crumbled)
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup water
6 ounces (about 3 cups) uncooked wide noodles**
1 cup frozen peas (thawed)
1 can (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms
1 jar (2 ounces) chopped pimiento (drained)
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup soft fresh breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons melted butter

Directions

Heat the oven to 375 F. Butter a 2 1/2 to 3-quart baking dish.

In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, brown the diced pork in the olive oil. Add the chopped onion and sliced celery and sauté for about 3 minutes longer. Add salt, thyme, pepper, condensed mushroom soup, and water. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer the mixture for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, just before the pork mixture is finished cooking, prepare the noodles. Cook the noodles in boiling salted water following the package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse briefly with hot water.

Add the cooked noodles, peas, mushrooms, pimiento and shredded cheese to the pork mixture.

Transfer the mixture to a lightly buttered large shallow baking dish.

Combine the soft bread crumbs with the melted butter; sprinkle over the top of the noodle mixture.

Put the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes.

Make Ahead Tips

To make the casserole ahead, prepare the casserole, cover the dish tightly with foil, and refrigerate overnight. Take the casserole out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Remove the foil and bake as directed.

To make breadcrumbs ahead, cut or tear fresh or day-old bread into smaller pieces and pulse briefly in a food processor or with an immersion blender to make coarse or fine breadcrumbs. Freeze any crumbs you won’t be using right away. When you need a cup of crumbs to top a casserole or use in a recipe, thaw them briefly before using.

The casserole can also be made with cooked leftover pork. Just dice the meat and add it to the sauteed onion and celery mixture.

Feel free to substitute linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, or another type of noodle for the wide noodles in this recipe.
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Greek Pork Chops with Squash and Potatoes


Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 1 cup vegetables)

Ingredients

4 (1-inch-thick) frenched pork loin chops
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon black pepper
3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
2 medium yellow squash, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1 large zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch thick
1/2 pound small red potatoes, quartered

Instructions

Place pork chops in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Whisk lemon juice, oil, garlic, oregano, pepper, and 2 1/2 teaspoons salt; reserve 2 tablespoons marinade. Pour remaining marinade over pork, turning to coat. Chill 1 to 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 425F. Combine squash, zucchini, potatoes, and reserved marinade. Spread squash mixture in an even layer on a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined rimmed sheet pan.

Remove pork from marinade, discarding marinade. Pat dry with paper towels, and place on top of squash mixture.

Bake 25 minutes. Increase temperature to broil, and broil until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 140F, about 5 minutes. Transfer pork to a serving platter, and cover with foil. Return pan to oven, and broil squash mixture until slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer squash mixture to a serving bowl; toss with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and serve with pork.

By Southern Living
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Grilled Pork Ribs with Gochujang Barbecue Sauce


4 servings
These grilled pork ribs are all about the sauce. This stir-together gochujang sauce has everything you want—heat, sweetness, and palate-gripping acid—but with extra tang. Try this glaze on: Boneless chicken thighs, pork shoulder steaks, or skirt steak.

Ingredients

2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
6 Tbsp. gochujang (Korean hot pepper paste)
1/4 cup adobo (from 1 can chipotle chiles in adobo)
2 racks St. Louis–style pork spareribs (about 4 lb.)
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
Vegetable oil (for grill)

Instructions

Place a rack in middle of oven and preheat to 350F. Whisk vinegar, brown sugar, gochujang, and adobo in a medium bowl until sugar is dissolved. Transfer half of sauce to a small bowl and set aside for serving.

Season ribs all over with salt and pepper. Place each rack on a double layer of foil and wrap up. Set on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until very tender but not falling apart, 2 1/2–3 hours. Let cool.

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat; oil grate. Grill ribs, turning several times and beginning to baste with remaining sauce as soon as ribs begin to brown, until charred and coated with a thick layer of glaze and heated through, 8–10 minutes. Transfer ribs to a cutting board and cut between bones into individual ribs. Serve with reserved sauce alongside.

Recipe by Chris Morocco
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Jalapeño-Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

4 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for grill
4 bone-in pork rib chops (about 10 oz. each)
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
2 tsp. coriander seeds
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
2 large jalapeños
1/4 medium white onion, very thinly sliced

Instructions

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat; lightly oil grate. Pat pork chops dry and season generously all over with salt and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and let sit at room temperature at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour.

Meanwhile, toast coriander seeds in a dry small skillet over medium heat, tossing often, until golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer seeds to a cutting board and let cool. Using a flat-bottomed mug or a heavy skillet, lightly crush. Place in a small bowl and add vinegar, sugar, and 1/2 cup oil. Season with salt and pepper and whisk until sugar and salt are dissolved. Set marinade aside.

Toss jalapeños and 1 Tbsp. oil in a small bowl to coat; season with salt and pepper. Pat pork chops dry again (the salt will have drawn out more moisture) and rub with remaining 2 Tbsp. oil. Grill jalapeños, turning often, until softened and blackened in spots, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. Grill pork chops, turning every 2 minutes or so, until cooked through but still medium-rare closest to the bone (an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should register 145°), 8–12 minutes. Transfer to cutting board and let rest 10–15 minutes.

Cut pork along the bone to remove meat in one piece; slice 1/2″ thick and transfer to a rimmed platter. Slice jalapeños crosswise into rounds and scatter over pork. Pour reserved marinade over and let sit at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour before serving. To serve, scatter onion over.

Recipe by Claire Saffitz
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Spicy Pork Skewers


8 servings

Ingredients

2 lb. skinless, boneless pork shoulder
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
12 red Thai chiles, coarsely chopped
8 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 cup Sprite or 7UP
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup cane vinegar (such as Datu Puti) or unseasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
1 Tbsp. kosher salt, plus more
6 dried shiitake mushrooms

Special Equipment

A spice mill or mortar and pestle; twelve to sixteen 8″ metal skewers or soaked wooden chopsticks or bamboo skewers

Instructions

Freeze pork on a rimmed baking sheet until very firm around the edges, 45–60 minutes. Remove pork from freezer and slice as thinly as possible. Slice pieces lengthwise into 1″–2″-wide strips.

Meanwhile, combine onion, chiles, garlic, Sprite, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, and 1 Tbsp. salt in a large resealable plastic bag. Grind mushrooms in spice mill or with mortar and pestle to a powder; whisk into marinade. Add pork a few pieces at a time, coating well so they don’t stick together and can evenly absorb marinade. Cover and chill 6–8 hours.

Prepare a grill for medium-high heat. Remove pork from marinade and thread onto skewers. Transfer marinade to a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil on the grill. Cook 1 minute, skimming off any foam that rises to the surface. Move to a cooler part of the grill.

Season pork lightly with salt and grill, undisturbed, until well browned, about 2 minutes. Turn and baste with marinade. Continue to grill, turning and basting every minute, until cooked through and browned all over, about 4 minutes longer.

Recipe by Tom Cunanan
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