Tuesday, August 24, 2010


When we plan out our meals, we base it on what meat we want to eat for several days. Then I base the recipes on what's the easiest/has the fewest amount of ingredients. It's a lot cheaper here to buy a 'club pack' of meat from Wegmans rather than smaller portions. A club pack usually has about 12 chicken breasts, 8 pork chops, or 5 pounds of ground beef. We usually rotate those meats with pasta. This week we have pork chops lined up.

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tbls soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 boneless pork chops

In a large resealable bag combine the lemon juice, honey, soy sauce and garlic; add the pork chops. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate 4-8 hours. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium heat 12-18 minutes or until juices run clear.

Orange Pork Chops

1 tbls vegetable oil
1 lb boneless pork chops
2/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 1/2 tbls white sugar
2 tsp water
1 tsp cornstarch

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook pork chops until evenly brown on both sides; remove from skillet. Pour in orange juice, soy sauce and sugar. Boil for 2 minutes, scraping the bottom of pan. In a small bowl, mix together water and cornstarch, and stir in sauce. Return pork to skillet and cook briefly until thickened and heated through.

Skillet BBQ Pork Chops

1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ginger (I've never used this)
1/8 tsp pepper
4 (1/2 inch thick) pork loin chops or steaks
1 tbls oil
1/2 cup chili sauce or ketchup (I always use ketchup)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tbls honey

In small bowl, combine garlic powder, ginger and pepper; blend well. Sprinkle
mixture on both sides of pork chops. (Reserve any remaining garlic powder mixture). Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
In small bowl, combine chili sauce, soy sauce, honey and any remaining garlic powder mixture; blend well. Pour over pork chops. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until pork chops are tender.

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