Balsamic-Cranberry-Orange-glazed Pork Chops

Torrey Moseley

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@Torrey

I recently purchased a whole pork loin, so I was pressed to figure out what to do with it! I cut part of it into 1" chops and came up with this recipe on the fly. Whatya know? It's easy, quick and actually quite tasty! My family raved, so I guess it has found its place among my arsenal of recipes.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

4
pork chops, center cut
1 can(s)
jellied cranberry sauce
1 Tbsp
dried, grated orange peel
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375 dF
2
Bring pork chops to room temp, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper (on both sides) before cooking.
3
Pour oil in large, heavy skillet...heat over medium-high heat until really hot (sorry, I didn't measure temp--but it was searingly hot).
4
In bowl, combine cranberry sauce and orange peel. Stir until well blended.

You'll only need about half of this mixture, So, put 1/2 of this cranberry/orange mixture in sealed plastic container, refrigerate and save for later (it makes a TOTALLY yummy spread for your toast).
5
To remaining half of cranberry/orange mix add balsamic vinegar and stir until blended.
6
Arrange pork chops in hot skillet and sear just until browned then flip over and sear other side (about 2 min per side).

**NOTE** This stuff splatters so be careful not to get burned!
7
Transfer seared pork chops to 8x8 baking dish. Add 2-3 TBS water in bottom of pan. Spread pork chops, generously, with cranberry mixture. Place on middle rack of preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes.
8
At very end of baking time, switch oven to broil to "caramelize" cranberry glaze. Watch it closely...this only takes a minute or so.
9
Remove from oven, let rest 5 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork, Steaks and Chops
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #easy, #Cranberry