Whenever I find the family getting bored with weeknight dinners, I get a few pork chops, and everyone gets excited again.
They're such an under-used protein! They're not nearly as popular as chicken, and they don't have the fancy reputation of steak or seafood. But when you're looking for something tasty, that'll make dinner feel special, without breaking the bank, you can't beat pork chops.
They're great boneless or bone-in. They taste great with practically any side dish. And they're versatile. You can grill 'em, or bake 'em in the oven. You can pan-sear them, or smother 'em in a sauce, or with onions and apples. No matter what, they're great.
Pork Chops with Roasted Maple-Bacon Radishes
Radishes (or any kind of root veggie) get impossibly sweet when roasted. Pair it with pan-seared pork and pour a quick pan-sauce over it all?
You've got dinner, my friend.
Smoky Grilled Dry-Rub Pork Chops
Fire does wonders to food of all sorts, but it can make a tender pork chop absolutely heavenly. This dry-rub season will make you wish you made extra.
Bourbon BBQ Glazed Pork Chops
If dry-rub isn't your thing, give this glaze a try. Molasses, vinegar, sugar, and Jack Daniel's are a hard-to-forget combo.
Smothered Pork Chops with Broccoli and Mushrooms
Here's another great pan sauce, made with wine, sour cream, and Dijon, that will have folks licking their plates.
Pork Chops with Bourbon-Molasses Glaze
This glaze is hard to beat. Plenty of herbs and spices—and of course a good splash of bourbon—give these sweet chops a ton of flavor.
Grilled Pork Chop with Zesty Apricots
One of our favorite ways to cook pork is paired with fruit. If you're looking for a tangy, summery dish, this is hard to resist.
Beer-Braised Pork Chops
Braising pork chops—cooking them in liquid—is an easy way to keep them from drying out. To make this all you need is your favorite beer, a few pears, and some seasonings.
Berry-Balsamic Pork Chops
We keep this recipe on hand for a blustery fall day, when we're looking for something delicious and fun to eat.
Coriander-Crusted Pork Chops with Sautéed Apples
There's no more classic combo for pork chops than sautéed apples.
Sautéed Pork Chops with Kale
This one-pan dish couldn't be simpler, and it's proof that you don't need much more than a little salt and pepper to make a great tasting pork chop.
Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Rosemary and Pears
The rosemary and garlic marinade on these chops is what makes them so incredibly good.
Air-Fried Boneless Pork Chop
If you have an air fryer, you may not have thought of using it to cook pork chops, but it's easier than grilling and every bit as tasty! This basic recipe will show you how.
Air Fried Bourbon BBQ-Glazed Pork Chops
Got your technique down? Let's kick it into high gear with a bourbon glaze!
Rosemary Skillet Pork Chops with Quick Braised Cabbage
A cast-iron pan is the best way to get a real sear on your pork chops. There's nothing like it for adding flavor.
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