Balsamic Pork Chops
If you've never tasted organic pork, you really don't know what you're missing. And even if you've already made the switch to organic pork, this recipe from Whole30 Certified Coach Hayley Lucero is as quick and easy to make as it is good and good for you!
2 organic boneless pork chops
1 small white onion (diced)
1 Tbsp. garlic (minced)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. rosemary
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. thyme
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Heat a skillet (we prefer cast iron) to medium heat and add your olive oil. While the pan is heating, pat dry the pork chops.
Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides and add to the skillet. Brown on both sides for 4 minutes on each side.
While the pork chops are browning, thinly dice your white onion.
Once you have browned both sides, remove the pork chops from the pan and let rest. Add the onions and garlic to the pan and sauté for about 3 minutes. Then add balsamic, rosemary, thyme, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.
Sauté this sauce for about 5 minutes or until it is at a rolling bubble. Add the pork chops back into the sauce and cover. Cook for about 8 minutes on one side, then flip to the other side and cook for another 8 minutes. Be sure to spoon the sauce and onions over the top of the pork chops as they are cooking.
When the pork chops hit 140°F on your meat thermometer, remove them from the pan and let them rest for about 10 minutes. The temperature of the pork chops should reach 145°F!
Serve with your favorite vegetables, be sure to spoon plenty of sauce on top, and enjoy! This recipe is Whole30 and paleo compliant.
Hayley is a Whole30 Certified Coach who is a Colorado native. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and a Masters in Health Promotion. She believes food is medicine and as a full time health coach, she loves helping people change their lifestyle to feel their best. When she is not working, you can find her doing all the “Colorado things”: skiing, snowboarding, hiking, working out or hanging with her new puppy.