Rating: 4.33 stars
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Easy and delicious recipe for balsamic pork chops. The sesame oil adds a different flavor, but can be swapped for olive oil. I've made it many times with and without the onions.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 pork chops
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss onion slices and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat until onions are evenly coated with oil. Cook and stir until onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue cooking and stirring until onion is very tender and dark brown, about 25 to 35 more minutes.

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  • While the onions are cooking, rub both sides of the pork chops with salt, pepper, and chili powder.

  • Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add pork chops to the hot skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium and season chops with more salt, pepper, and chili powder, if desired. Add garlic to the pan and pour in 1/2 of the balsamic vinegar to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, flip the chops, and add the remaining balsamic vinegar. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, flip, and cook another 4 to 5 minutes.

  • Place caramelized onions in the pan with the pork chops. Cook, flipping chops at least 1 more time, until no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes longer. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 18.3g; carbohydrates 13.9g; fat 20.5g; cholesterol 43.4mg; sodium 130.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2020
This was very good. Husband liked it also. I didn't make any changes to the recipe. Read More
3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2020
This was very good. Husband liked it also. I didn't make any changes to the recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/07/2021
My husband liked the sesame oil and I think it would have tasted better without it. We have decided we won’t make that one again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2021
WE loved this recipe. Thank you Ben. I followed the recipe exactly. I loved how the balsamic vinegar gave such a great flavor to the pork. I'll be making this again! Read More
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