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!
Have I mentioned I absolutely love having a grill? It’s a simple and clean way of cooking, just the way I like my food! I hadn’t tried pork chops on the grill yet so decided to last night. I knew I had barbecue sauce (from Fairway Market) at home but wanted to add a little something else. I don’t use fresh herbs that often but walked by them at the store and the rosemary just caught my eye! So that’s how dinner was decided last night. I may or may not have Googled on my phone what herbs go best with barbecue….hey I’m learning!
Grilled Barbecue and Rosemary Pork Chops
- Organic Center Cut Bone-In Pork Chops
- Barbecue Sauce
- Fresh Rosemary
I told you this was simple! Coat the chops with barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle rosemary on the side that will be facing up on the grill. Cook over medium heat for 10-12 minutes. Flip the pork chops and sprinkle more rosemary on the other side. Cook for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the pork chops are the slightest pink in the center.
I decided I wanted sweet potatoes as a side. I remembered Juli’s recipe for “Cinnamon Bacon Backyard Sweet Potatoes” on PaleOMG and decided to make a spin on those. I replaced the cinnamon with rosemary and they came out delicious! I roasted up some broccoli too to complete the perfect fall dinner!
I have to also show the picture of Andy’s plates. He likes his food on all separate dishes so I told him I have to get him an adult separator plate. He also doesn’t like sweet potatoes…have to work on that!
What a great dinner. I have a ton of rosemary left over now. Anyone have any good dishes that use it?