Pork Chops with Garlic and Wine

Pork Chops with Garlic and Wine

My girls are completely addicted to the game Mindcraft.  We let them each play for about 30 minutes each day and then we cut them off.  Sometimes this can get a bit physical…just kidding:-).  The boys in school have been addicted playing for a while and now the girls are starting to get into it.  When I saw what the girls were building I was kind of surprised that the boys would like it so much.  Ella and Taylor build houses and farms and hotels and make them pretty and livable.  So I asked the girls why the boys liked it so much and apparently they do somewhat similar things, but at night zombies come out and destroy everything.  Ohhhhh the differences between boys and girls…funny.

I’m always looking for ways to spruce up pork chops (because they can be kinda boring otherwise) and this recipe was definitely “spruced.”  You can use red or white wine in this recipe.  I happened to go with some white because that was probably what I had on hand.

This is great served over some rice to soak up the sauce.   Enjoy!

Source:  The Pioneer Woman Cooks

 

Pork Chops with Garlic and Wine
 
Ingredients
  • 6 whole Pork Chops (medium-to-thin)
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Salt And Pepper
  • 1-½ cup white wine (the original recipe uses red so you can use either)
  • ½ cups Beef Broth (more If Needed)
  • 1 whole Bay Leaf
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 18 whole Peeled Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter (additional)

Instructions
  1. Heat your oil and butter in a skillet over high heat.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of your pork chops with salt and pepper and then sear them on both sides. When your chops are a nice golden brown remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium in the pan and then add garlic cloves. Cook for several minutes and let them get golden brown as well.
  4. Pour in the wine and add the bay leaf. Reduce for several minutes until it has thickened.
  5. Stir in beef broth and add the pork chops back into the pan. Let the chops cook in the liquid for a few minutes and then add the balsamic. Cook for a few more minutes until the chops are completely cooked.
  6. Remove the chops from the pan once more and let the sauce further reduce until the sauce is nice and thick and the garlic is soft. Add 1 tablespoon of butter and sprinkle with some salt and pepper.
  7. Place the chops onto a platter and our the sauce and garlic over all.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Comments

  1. These have to be some of the most flavorful pork chops I’ve ever seen! Great flavors – all that garlic – love it! My nephew plays that game for hours on end and even forgets to eat sometimes.

  2. This looks delicious. I’ve made chicken with garlic plenty of times, but haven’t done it with pork chops at all.

  3. Dawn @Words Of Deliciousness says:

    I love how you spruced up these pork chops. I agree that pork chops can be somewhat boring if you don’t spruce them up a bit. I started cooking with wine about a year ago and am surprised what great flavor it give to dishes and meats.

  4. Mary Younkin says:

    These pork chops look great, Becki. I love all those flavors together.
    (my boys are hooked on Minecraft too! Mine look forward to their half an
    hour a night like it’s Christmas!)

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