Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze Recipe
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 10 ounces each)
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 1. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper flakes, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork; cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°). Remove and keep warm.
- 2. In the same skillet, whisk the vinegar, honey, green onions, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat; whisk in butter until melted. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 4 servings.
1 pork chop with 3 tablespoons sauce: 715 calories, 41g fat (17g saturated fat), 169mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 1g fiber), 46g protein.
Reviews for Pork Chops with Honey-Balsamic Glaze
"This sauce was delicious but never thickened after being reduced. I didn't stir in the 1/4 c butter at the end. It would just make it thinner.So I melted 1Tb butter and whisk in 1Tb flour, then slowly stirred in the thin glaze. Also had to add a bit of chicken broth when it got a bit too thick. Then it was perfect.. I will make the sauce again but with the butter flour thickener."
"My sauce turned into a sticky mess. Maybe I used too much honey."
"The sauce is what makes the dish!! Gotta have the sauce! I'll make it again because we all loved it."
"I've been making this for years with lamb chops. Balsamic and rosemary pair beautifully with lamb. I use shallots instead of scallions and sometimes substitute balsamic cream for the vinegar. It makes a thicker sauce. Also a little thyme is great. Thanks for sharing the idea with pork."
"Wonderful flavors and not too long or complicated on the preparation. My oldest son loves these and pork chops are not even his favorite meat. Don't leave anything out--I didn't change a thing."
"I'm not crazy about pork chops, but these I could eat everyday!!!! This is an awesome recipe and would recommend it to everyone!!!!"
"Fantastic! I made these for a friend on girl's night and she immediately asked for the recipe. Don't change a thing about this!"
"These were the best pork chops I've ever had. My husband grilled them instead of the pan saut?. We found it took a bit more heat and a bit more time to get the sauce to thicken, but it was well worth the effort. These are totally guest-worthy but easy enough for every day. We like pork slightly pink but even though we cooked them a bit past that, they were still deliciously moist."
"I googled balsamic vinegar and porkchops and found this recipe. I knew the vinegar helped tenderize the meat. I wasn't disappointed! I loved this! The only way I'd tweak it is adding the salt that it calls for in the sauce because I withheld it and ended up thinking it needs it, and maybe adding more red pepper flakes and black pepper to the meat or even in the sauce. I used dried onion flakes because I didn't have any green onions and had no problem with that. Really, really good. I used center cut chops, an inch thick (?), and fried them about 5-6 min per side and they were done nicely. Didn't check temp, just went by color."
"OMG! I was looking for a recipe to go with some homemade balsamic glazed beets and thought balsamic glazed pork chops would go great with them. I looked at several recipes and decided on this one. The beets came out fantastic...my husband loved them but what I thought was really funny was he looked at me and said these pork chops are restaurant quality. I just laughed because of your husband saying the same thing. He said that if he knew what these tasted like and they were on the menu he would order them. Great recipe and thanks for sharing!"
"This is great . I have fixed it twice and it is always given high praise. A keeper"
"I expected this to be a lot better after reading the reviews, but I think it's because I didn't use the type of chops the recipe calls for. The sauce was good, but my pork wasn't. But, I am going to try it again!"
"Great recipe! I even tried it with chicken! Everyone loved it!"
"Fantastic! Love the kick to the chops! Baked pork chops the night before, next day added all to the skillet for a hurry up supper! Thank you Nicole for sharing!"
"Great flavor with the balsamic, honey, and rosemary flavors. easy to make, too! Thanks!"
"Delicious for the many generations in our family"
"I loved this recipe! It is just so perfect. Sometimes balsamic vinegar can be overwhelming in a dish, especially in this quantity, but somehow, all the flavours harmonize! Crushing the dried rosemary is essential, though. I ended up picking the hard rosemary leaves out as I ate. Fresh rosemary would be optimal for sure. I substituted low fat margarine for the butter and I omitted the salt (I always do). I added the crushed red pepper flakes to the sauce instead of using them to season the chops. All my tweaks were minor, as it is an amazing recipe as it is."
"Very tasty family enjoyed!"
"I made this for dinner tonight! It is an awesome recipe! We will definitely be eating it again!"
"OMG! These pork chops are to die for. I made these tonight for my husband and I. We both loved them. This would be a very impressive meal for company. Definitely a keeper recipe."
"Loved this recipe. Identical to Giada De Laurentis on The Food Network calledSpiced pork Chops with sweet and sour glaze ( Agrodolce ) . 2011"
"I'm going to try to make it today ,looks great thank you for sharing with us."
"These were absolutely wonderful. The honey-balsamic glaze is divine."
"Positively wonderful. These have flavor unto themself. Do not serve this other highly seasoned sides."
"My family really enjoyed this recipe! We ended up with a lot of glaze left over so I think I will try halving the recipe next time."
"ThIs was great! My husband made these and forgot to add the butter. But we didn't miss the extra fat! Will make again and continue to leave out the butter."
"Outstanding! Hubby loves it and requests it often."
"I made this tonight for my hubby, Valentines Day. I thought it was excellent!! My hubby is not a big fan of Balsamic so I added just a little more honey and he liked it. Very, very good!!"
"We really liked this. I didn't have any green onions so made carmelized onions--I think green onions would be better. I will make this again. Delicious!"
"This was delicious and really easy. The only problem was the vinegar really creates a bad odor when you cook it, so make sure you can circulate the air after you make it."
"My husband and I LOVED it!"
"My husband thought this was "gourmet quality." They were delicious! Definitely making them again!"