Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops

April 3, 2015

Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops




Oh my, it’s already Friday.
My life has been taken over with...with what? I don’t know really, I’ve been just so busy. The week flew past in a flurry of activity.
Work, training, appointments, and late night baseball games.
No, I will not tell you which team I am cheering for.
Mostly because when it comes to supporting teams people tend to say the meanest things ever. Like “I thought you were a great person until I found out you were a Yankees fan.” or “How can you root for the Red Sox? You had a stroke or something?”
Which are some of the lamest things you can say.
Same reason I don’t talk about politics or religion on this blog.
For starters, it’s not the right place to tackle these topics.
Plus, I’ve been told to never talk about religion or politics on a first date. And this blog feels like a first date. I’m already nervous that you’ll make fun of me to your friends about the piece of spinach stuck in my teeth — what if I say something stupid about politics or the God you pray to?
No way, not touching it. I have others things to talk about. Like food, health, food again, fitness, and food once again. Ha!

Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops




Talking about food, would you be interested in a simple recipe for pork chops?
Yeah, I thought so...
There are a couple of things I really dig about these Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops.
First of all, I love a recipe that I almost always have all the ingredients on hand for, without having to make a special trip to the store.
This is one of those recipes.
Ketchup, honey, garlic, and soy sauce are no-brainers, I always have those.
Not to mention how quick this is.
I often forget that sometimes the simpler and more straight-forward a recipe, the more rewarding the eating will be. And nowhere this is truer than with these delicious pork chops.
Ketchup, soy sauce, garlic, and honey is a combo that works so well with pork.
The meat smells amazing while it cooks/bakes, and tastes even better. Seriously, the end result is amazing.
Only 20 minutes stand between you and some of the most fingerlicking pork chops ever.
Now go make some!

Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops


Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops                                                                                Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Serves 6

½ cup / 4.2 oz / 120 gr ketchup (make your own paleo ketchup with this recipe)
5 tablespoons honey (I like to use raw organic honey)
4 tablespoons soy sauce (I like to use organic wheat-free soy sauce or coconut aminos)
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 (4 oz / 113 gr) organic pork chops
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C)
In a medium bowl stir ketchup, honey, soy sauce, and garlic. Set aside.
Heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides and set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet.
When sizzling, add pork chops and brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. If needed, brown chops in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan.
Return all chops to skillet (or a rimmed baking sheet) and brush both sides with ketchup-honey glaze.
Place in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes, depending on thickness of chops, until they are cooked through. Watch as the glaze scorches easily.
Serve chops with any leftover pan juices.

Nutrition Facts

One pork chop yields 316 calories, 6 grams of fat, 34 grams of carbs, and 33 grams of protein.

40 comments:

  1. You mean to tell me that saucey-glazey protein goodness can go from my fork to my face in 20 MINUTES?
    I need that.
    I happen to be making pork tonight and I might just have to get the honey garlic on! Pinned!

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  2. I'm digging how easy this recipe is, mike! I'm also still laughing at the thought that a blog is like a first date. Since you post often, does that mean it's like the perpetual first date? Kinda like that movie with Adam Sandler. Except in this case you didn't have to hit a cow with your car. Please tell me you know what I'm talking about...otherwise this comment is going to qualify as the most random string of words ever. Have a great weekend, my Wolfpack friend! #WolfpackDatingService

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    1. It's indeed a perpetual first date and I'm totally feeling like Adam Sandler. HA!

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  3. I love how easy and delicious this recipe seems, that glaze is to die for!

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    1. It's really easy K, you should totally try it!

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  4. First dates where we talk about pork chops are the best. Have a great weekend!

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    1. Pork chops on first dates are the thing, HA!

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  5. If it has ketchup or honey in it, count me IN! I totally agree with you about having all the ingredients on hand. I tend to avoid recipes that have random/"inconvenient" ingredients. HAPPY FRIDAY!

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    1. Ketchup and honey...a marriage made in heaven imo.

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  6. Holy smokes, saw this photo on FB and had to come check it out. Stellar looking Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Chops here Mike, wow. Have a great weekend!

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  7. I love the honey garlic combo, but I've never tried it on pork! Seems like it's the perfect treatment for super moist pork chops!

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    1. It really is Kari, you should totally give it a try!

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  8. These pork chops sound so mouthwatering. That glaze looks absolutely perfect! And I love the color :).

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  9. What a delicious dish - the look of that sticky glaze is seriously making me hungry!

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  10. Ketchup AND honey? someone's being all fancy here. These look epic, Mike and the 20 minute is the icing on the..pork.

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    1. Fancy? I can't think of a more mundane combo. But I'll take fancy if you reckon so... ;)

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  11. You had me at "honey glazed" - my eyes glaze over, and no matter what comes after, I AM GAME!

    I must say, however, that I need to work on my pork chops mojo. For the most part I commit some type of sin, and they turn out dry. NOt sure why, I am careful not to over cook them, but... pretty tricky cut of meat to master.

    Are you giving online classes? Can I sign up?

    ;-)

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  12. This looks like a killer recipe, the glaze looks like sticky perfection!

    Jess
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    mossandmink.com

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    1. I wanna try this recipe but my husband is dabetic...do u think the huney will make his sugar high

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  13. Lol... I know all about it... I get crap all the time for being a Mets fan hahahaha. But you know what no one can get mad at? Being a pork chop fan.... because pork chops are freaking amazing. ESPECIALLY with this glaze dude!

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    1. You are a Mets fan??? How come we're still friends? No like seriously ;)

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  14. This recipe reminds me of one I used to make with honey and curry. Your recipe just sounds totally delicious, I will try it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Honey and curry you said? Sounds interesting...

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  15. Thanks for all the recipes! We had some antelope chops that needed cooking and I just used this recipe for tonight's dinner...SO good! I've tried a few other of your most simple recipes, as I'm new to this, and each one has been a hit with the hubs!

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    1. That's so awesome Mallory, your comment just made my day!

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  16. I'm going to try this tonight. I was going to do it on the grill. Can I still put the glaze on before I put them on the grill or should I wait until there almost done? Also, I don't have garlic cloves but I do have minced garlic. How much should I use? Sorry for the dumb questions. Lol

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    1. Use about one scant teaspoon of minced garlic.
      As far as putting the glaze , I would brush the pork chops with it halfway through cooking time.
      Hope this helps!

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    2. Thank you!!! That is very helpful.

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  17. What side could you eat with this?

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  18. Hi, what if one doesn't have an oven proof pan? Should the pork chops be transferred to a casserole dish instead?

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  19. Can the pork chops be transferred to a casserole dish if an oven proof skillet is not available?

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  20. I cook this all the time with chicken. DUH ever thought to use pork chops !! Yup cooking this (with pork) tonight.

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