Buffalo-Style Pork Chops

January 16, 2015

Buffalo-Style Pork Chops


What's watching football without buffalo chicken wings and a cold brew?
Chicken wings (and beer) are to football as oxygen is to mankind, as jelly is to peanut butter, as 1Direction are to teen girls, as bodybuilders are to the dumbbell rack.
One can't exist without the other. It’s a sacred thing.
If you don’t get the importance of eating hot, sticky wings while watching football, well...we can’t be friends.

Buffalo-Style Pork Chops




Delicious chicken wings coated in a fingerlicking spicy sauce. Juicy, hot, messy, soooo messy.
Let me tell you something, if the wing sauce isn’t all over your face and hands you are eating them wrong, and if you don’t offer to have a wing eating contest with the people you are eating with, you are doing it wrong as well.
Then there’s the ritual of wiping your mouth with the back of your hand, shortly followed by wiping the back of your hand on your t-shirt (or jeans).
It doesn’t matter whether you have a napkin on your lap. Napkins are a mere decoration when eating wings — tees are much more efficient cleaning devices imo.

Buffalo-Style Pork Chops
Anyways, I’m not here to give you just another recipe for hot chicken wings. There are hundreds, what am I talking about, thousands, maybe even millions of recipes for chicken wings.
Today instead I’m giving you a super simple and straightforward recipe for making delicious buffalo-style pork chops (with or without bone).
This recipe is stupid simple. Four ingredients and 15 minutes stand between you and some of the best pork chops you’ll ever taste.
And hear this: you can eat them even when football is not on TV. Wait, what?
Yes, you’ve heard that right. These are so delicious you can have them anytime you want. Although I have to be honest here, they taste 100x better if eaten with your hands while watching football on TV. Fact.

Buffalo-Style Pork Chops
 Buffalo-Style Pork Chops
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Ingredients
Serves 4

2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot)
4 (½ to ¾-inch thick) center-cut pork loin chops (about 10oz each)
4 thin slices mozzarella cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Season each pork chop with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a large skillet (I like to use my cast iron skillet but any will do) over medium-high heat.
Add 2 tablespoons of hot sauce and stir to combine.
Add pork chops and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
Remove from the heat and transfer the pork chops along with the juices to a baking sheet (or leave is the cast iron skillet if you’re using one). Top each pork chop with remaining hot sauce and a slice of mozzarella cheese.
Place under the broiler on high for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.
Serve hot!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 347 calories, 16 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs, and 36 grams of protein.

29 comments:

  1. YUM!!! We love anything served buffalo style.

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    1. I just saw on Instagram that you've made this and loved it. That's so awesome! :)

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  2. Dude, we must be vibing- I just finished off a recipe for buffalo style chicken steaks because I didn't want the mess haha :s

    Eating wings was one of the best parts of America. Ever. And my jean pocket stains prove it.

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    1. Man, I'm so glad you enjoyed the whole wings experience. It's one of the most American things ever!

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  3. Mike, I don't know quite how to tell you this, but I don't think we can be friends (by your criteria)… The last time I ate a chicken wing was when I was a child and the wings were my portion of the chicken. I've never had buffalo wings and I actually only watch football incidentally - like when I'm in the room and my husband is watching, although I do enjoy some of it. But these pork chops sound delicious, so I may just have to try them. :-)

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    1. Oh no please, for you I'll make an exception. I still want us to be friends no matter whether you like wings or not!

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  4. Hi Mike, love that there is only 4 ingredients, great recipe. Happy Week-end!

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  5. Can I eat them with a fork and a knife like a Brazilian lady?

    I love cooking center cut pork using sous-vide - I could probably do that and then stick the meat under the broiler with the cheese....

    ok, now that I totally messed up your recipe, still friends? ;-)

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    1. You SHOULD eat these with a fork and knife. Because that's the only proper way to eat them. Am I right?
      About the sous-vide cooking, I've never got into it and I don't know why. Do you recommend it?

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  6. Oh, this is just so brilliant! Bookmarked to feature!

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  7. Yup, you totally just blew my mind. Football is 6,712 times better when buffalo wings are involved. But they are so flippin' messy. This just solved my problem. Hand me an IPA with those chops, and we'll be in business. Also, who is your team? Don't tell me you're a Giants fan?? #WolfpackPigskin

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    1. Of course I'm a Giants man. Why are you even asking??? :/

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  8. I rarely cook pork chops, but after seeing this post - they are definitely something I am now inspired to go out and buy. They look delicious Mike.. especially with all that cheese ontop!

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    1. It's actually not a lot of cheese, just a thin slice of mozzarella. It looks quite a lot, but it's really not! :)

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  9. I just wish I saw this post before yesterday's games! Man, this looks so good and talk about easy - perfecto Mike! #WolfpackEats

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  10. LOVE this dish! The buffalo sauce, the cheese...all good! Especially that bottle of Blue Moon behind it :)

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  11. Oh dear - it took me FOREVER to break my daughter out of wiping the back of her hand on her t-shirt everytime she ate anything with sauce - introducing her to this might be detrimental to my sanity!
    Though this does look mouthwatering!

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    1. Your daughter was doing the right thing, wiping the back of hand on the tee is the only way to do it. That's what tees are for!

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  12. I don't cook pork chops very often, but I may have to make these next week! YUM. Happy Monday!!

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  13. This looks like the perfect way to cook pork chops - they can so easily dry out, but not with plenty of delicious buffalo sauce to braise in! And... if it could be any better, then you topped it with cheese - absolute perfection! :)

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    1. Plenty of delish buffalo sauce, that's the secret! ;)

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  14. Good recipe!! Thanks for putting it out. I have now used it with center cut pork chops and boneless skinless chicken breasts. It works well with both with almost no changes.

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  15. Made this tonight. Big hit with two teenage boys that eat like wolves

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