Friday, April 25, 2014

Honey Mustard Glazed Chops

This is a quick and easy dish that you can have on the table in 15 minutes.  We used fairly thin pork chops that cook quick, and with the deliciously tangy honey mustard glaze it is a perfect meal for a busy night!  Serve it up with some wild rice and a veggie and your family will think you spent hours in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove!

Honey Mustard Glazed Chops
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbs. mustard (I used a Dijon honey mustard)
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. onion powder
Salt and pepper
4 boneless pork chops (I used 6 thin chops)
Orange slices (optional) 

Directions:  Mix the honey, mustard, and cloves in small bowl and set aside. Season pork chops with salt, pepper, and onion powder.  Place a little olive oil in skillet, and heat over medium high heat.  Add seasoned chops and cook 3 minutes.  Turn pork, and pour glaze over meat in pan, reduce heat to medium/low and continue to cook 5 to 8 minutes longer until chops are no longer pink and are cooked through (temp should be 160 degrees). Garnish with orange slices if desired.

Cooks Notes - I loved the idea of the orange slices but I did not have oranges so I put the segments of 3 clementines right in the skillet just before the pork chops were almost done, letting them get a little warm and soft.  Of course this step was my creative addition, and is totally optional... but it sure looked and tasty mighty fine!

Season chops with salt, pepper and onion powder and cook on 
medium/high heat in olive oil

Mix mustard (I used honey Dijon), and honey in a small bowl

add ground cloves

Turn pork chops over after about 3 minutes and pour honey
 mustard glaze over meat in pan and continue to cook 5 to 8 minutes
 until chops are no longer pink and are cooked through

I added clementine segments the last few minutes of cooking instead of orange slices because that is what I had and they where delicious with the pork and glaze

What a pretty presentation for a simple quick weeknight dinner!

Served up with some fresh veggies and some wild rice blend 
and it was a great dinner!

The honey mustard glaze on these pork chops was really tasty and it made a simple weeknight meal a little more special!  

Happy Friday!

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