Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a fabulous week. The peak of my week was probably this gorgeous pork chop that we made on the grill. Our meals can get very repetitive sometimes, especially in the summer when all we want to do is grill!
So I set out on the world wide web in a quest for some grilling inspiration. Not surprising that I landed on PaleOMG. I stumbled upon one of her older recipes for Blackberry Glazed Grilled Pork Chops. These babies looked so delicious I had to try!
I had a ton of blueberries in my fridge so decided to change it up a bit. I also cut her recipe in half because I would only top one of the chops with the blueberry glaze since someone else is a little picky. Continue reading
Happy Sunday! I hope everyone’s weekends were great. Mine was pretty mellow and relaxing, which is always nice! We had our first legitimate snow storm come through Saturday so it was the perfect excuse to get snowed in! Before re-capping though, I wanted to share a recipe I made last week.
I was really missing the grill so decided to fire it up! Even though it was about 25 degrees out it was definitely worth it (or maybe I should ask Andy that since he was the one who ended up doing the dirty work). I wanted to grill some pork chops but didn’t want to make my barbecue and rosemary chops.
I came up with Grilled Apple and Bacon Pork chops. The apple and bacon is really just a saute that I topped the pork chops with once they were off the grill.
Grilled Apple and Bacon Pork Chops
- 3 Bone-in Pork Chops
- 1 Gala Apple, diced
- 1/2 Small Red Onion, chopped
- 2 Slices of Thick Bacon, cut into small pieces
- Coconut Oil
- Salt, Pepper, Sage
Melt about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave and pour over your pork chops. Try to have them in a warm place so the oil doesn’t harden right away. Sprinkle each side with salt, pepper, and sage. Place the pork chops on grill over medium high heat. Grill one side for about 8-10 minutes. Flip, and cook the other side for 8 – 10 minutes or until cooked through.
While the chops are grilling you can prepare the Apple and Bacon saute. Take a teaspoon of coconut oil and place in a hot pan over medium heat. Put your bacon in the pan first and cook for about a minute so that your pan is nice and greased. Add the apple and onions. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and sage. Continue cooking and mixing around for 8 – 10 minutes. Leave on low until pork chops are done.
Top your pork chops with the apple and bacon saute! I loved this dish. I hope you do too!
I think I’m getting this burger thing down! I had a bunch of basil left over from my Lemon Basil Chicken & Artichoke “Pasta” meal last week.
I figured why not throw the basil in some burgers? And if I’m going to have basil burgers well why not just plop them on some juicy tomatoes and top them with some fresh mozzarella? And so were born these Simple Caprese Burgers.
These burgers came out great, they were some of my favorite ones yet. I paired it with some parmesan quinoa and have lunch ready for the rest of the week!
Simple Caprese Burgers
- 1.25 lbs Grass-Fed Ground Beef
- 1 Cage Free Egg
- Sea Salt
- Cracked Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Fresh Basil (chopped)
- 1 Big Juicy Tomato
- 2 Large Fresh Mozzarella Balls
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Add your egg, salt, pepper, garlic, and fresh basil to your beef. Mix together and form 4 patties. Throw on the grill over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes. Flip the burgers and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
Place burger on one or two slices of your tomato. Top with a few slices of fresh mozzarella. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.
These burgers made my Monday a whole lot better!