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Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Peppers
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16 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 35MINS

Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Peppers

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3 ratings
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this delightful combination of succulent pork chops and a tangy sweet-and-sour pepper medley. These juicy pork chops are seared to perfection, paired with a must-try combination of orange juice and balsamic vinegar cooked down with a blend of bell peppers and onions, which will leave you craving more.
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Jack Lee at SideChef
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Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with this delightful combination of succulent pork chops and a tangy sweet-and-sour pepper medley. These juicy pork chops are seared to perfection, paired with a must-try combination of orange juice and balsamic vinegar cooked down with a blend of bell peppers and onions, which will leave you craving more.
35MINS
Total Time
$4.76
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Bone-In Pork Chops
2
10 oz
Bone-In Pork Chops
Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic
skin-on and smashed
Fresh Thyme
5 sprigs
Fresh Sage
3 sprigs
Unsalted Butter
2 Tbsp
Salt
to taste
Sweet and Sour Peppers
Green Bell Pepper
1
Green Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
Red Bell Pepper
1
Red Bell Pepper, thinly sliced
Red Onion
1/2
Red Onion, thinly sliced
Orange
3
Oranges, juiced
1 cup juice needed
Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup
Fresh Basil
1/4 cup
Fresh Basil, Chopped
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
638
Fat
68.8 g
Protein
0.1 g
Carbs
4.2 g
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Author's Notes

The combination of orange juice and apple cider vinegar might seem a little weird at first but the sweet and sour balances the savoriness of the pork chop. Try it, and you will know!

Keeping the skin on the garlic protects it from burning during cooking. Reserve the crushed garlic and serve it with the pork chops. Nothing tastes better than caramelized garlic on pork chops.
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
Remove the Bone-In Pork Chops (2) from the fridge and pat them dry. Season with Salt (to taste) and Ground Black Pepper (to taste), allowing them to dry brine for 20 minutes. This will also help the pork chops come closer to room temperature.
step 2
Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) until it starts to lightly smoke. Place the pork chops in the skillet, fat cap side down first to render the fat then lay down on each side and sear each side for 2 minutes.
step 3
Reduce the heat to low and add Garlic (2 cloves), Fresh Thyme (5 sprigs), Fresh Sage (3 sprigs), and Unsalted Butter (2 Tbsp) to the skillet. Wait for the butter to foam, then baste the pork chops in the bubbling fat. Continue basting for about 7~9 minutes until a golden crust forms or when the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 150 degrees F (65 degrees C).
step 4
Remove the pork chops from the pan and drain the excess fat, leaving 2 Tbsp behind for cooking the vegetables in the next step.
step 5
In the same pan over medium heat, add the Green Bell Pepper (1), Red Bell Pepper (1), and Red Onion (1/2). Sauté until the onions are soft. Then, add Oranges (3) and Apple Cider Vinegar (1/3 cup), allowing the liquid to reduce by half. Taste and season with Granulated Sugar (1/2 Tbsp) if the sauce is not sweet enough.
step 6
Reduce the heat to low and gradually add the Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup), whisking to emulsify the sauce, until it reaches a silky consistency. Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding Fresh Basil (1/4 cup) at the end for a fresh herby flavor.
step 7
Spoon the sweet and sour sauce onto a serving platter and place the rested pork chops on top. Serve with your choice of starch to complete the meal.
step 7 Spoon the sweet and sour sauce onto a serving platter and place the rested pork chops on top. Serve with your choice of starch to complete the meal.
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Gluten-Free
Date Night
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
Meals for Two
Pork
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