Sunday, March 15, 2015

Balsamic Glazed Chops (skinny recipe)

Mr.Hooah and I do not eat pork often, but when we do it is usually boneless pork chops. And since we have been trying to cut back and eat healthier (I feel like I say that all the time lol) I have been prowling for new recipes! I found one....THIS ONE. I have to say, when it comes to cooking with balsamic vinegar, I am intimidated. I feel like it is super fancy and it is something I do not use in my cooking, ever really. I used it to make roasted brussels once upon a time and I wasn't too much of a fan, HOWEVER, I decided to try it once more for this Balsamic Glazed Pork Chop recipe from the Passionate Penny Pincher! I wasn't so sure about this while I started making the glaze... the vinegar smell wafting through my house was pretty strong and I wasn't very crazy about it when tasting it by itsself...BUT, after I got those chops all glazed up in it, man was it delicious! I must admit that I felt like I was a fancy-pants-chef...notice the sprinkle of parsley I added?!... yeah, I was in FoodNetwork mode for sure! Haha! I was pretty happy that this was a "skinny" version of this recipe and it also WeightWatcher friendly too, so it is a can't beat recipe!
 Hope you enjoy this as much as Mr.Hooah and I did. 

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Balsamic Glazed Chops
4 boneless thinly sliced pork chops, pounded to 3/4" thick
garlic salt
onion flakes or onion powder
2 tablespoons olive oil
2/3 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoon sugar

  • Pound pork chops to 3/4" thick.
  • Season chops with garlic salt, pepper, and onion flakes or onion powder.
  • Heat pan to medium heat for one minute, then add olive oil and heat another minute.
  • Add pork chops and cook over medium high heat until browned on both sides (about 5 minutes.)
  • Place pork chops on plate, lower heat a bit, then add vinegar and sugar and cook until sauce thickens (about two minutes, sauce won't get very thick but will become a little more syrup like.)
  • Place pork chops back in pan and cook an additional 4 minutes, rotating and turning over a few times to glaze the pork chops with the sauce.
  • Serve hot, with sauce poured over pork chops.

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