Easy Pork Chop Recipes – Quick and Easy Recipes for Dinner

Easy Pork Chop Recipes - Quick and Easy Recipes for Dinner

So either you’ve been out all day with the kids, and you’re now trying to catch up for dinner,

OR….

You’ve been with the kids all day at home, and you’re now trying to catch up for dinner…

Either way, you need a pork chop recipe that won’t take a long time to make or have the exotic spices they carry at the new whole foods grocery store down the road.

The good news is that when you’re short on time, and maybe short on energy too, but want a nice family dinner, there are some easy pork chop recipes that will do the trick for you in a jiff.

Check our quick and easy recipes here, see what one of these easy boneless pork chop recipes you want to try, and you’ll be serving a nice family dinner with sides in no time at all.

Easy Pork Chop Recipes

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Pork Chops with Apple Pie Stuffing

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless chops
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • 1 package Stovetop Stuffing (sage or chicken flavor)
  • 1 can (21 ounce) apple pie filling
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, brown the pork in the olive oil or grape seed oil over medium high heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
  2. While cooking, prepare the stuffing mix according to the package.
  3. Spread the apple pie filling on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking pan which has been sprayed with cooking spray, and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Place the meat on top of the apple filling and then spoon the prepared stuffing over the meat.
  5. Cover and bake in a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
  6. Uncover, and bake uncovered an additional 10 minutes more.

Quick menu planning note:  For a really quick meal, serve it up with a side of coleslaw and yogurt for dessert.

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Easy enough?  There are more easy recipes below!

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If you know in advance you are going to have a hectic day or that you’ll be tight on time in the afternoon, you might consider marinating your meat in the refrigerator during the day.

You can quickly mix a couple of ingredients for a marinade the night before or possibly early in the morning, and then almost effortlessly prepare your meat in no time at all.

When you’ve been busy and tired from a hectic day, you’ll find marinated recipes can be a real afternoon save.

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Marinated Baked Pork Chops

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 6 boneless pork chops, about 1 inch thick each

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, blend soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup.
  2. Place pork into a large ziplock baggie and pour sauce over each chop.  Close baggie tightly, and move meat around inside baggie to cover meat thoroughly.
  3. Keep sealed baggie in the refrigerator for overnight, the day, or at least a couple of hours.
  4. When close to dinnertime, place pieces in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray, and cover the tops with 1/2 of the marinate.
  5. Cover and bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, take the cover off; turn the pieces, and spread the remaining sauce over each pork chop.
  7. Continue baking uncovered for an additional 30 minutes.

Thrifty menu planning idea:  Serve with rice you have cooked in chicken broth and to which you have added a cup or two of frozen broccoli pieces you have steamed in the microwave and chopped in your food processor.

Finish out the meal with a Bisquick impossible cherry pie.

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Pork Chops with Maple Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the chili powder and alt.
  2. Rub the pork pieces with the mixture, and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil in frying pan; then brown pork chops in pan, cooking just 2 to 3 minutes on each side, just until browned.
  4. Place chops in a 9 x 13 inch baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. In the same frying pan you just browned the pork chops in, mix balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, maple syrup, and butter.  Heat over medium low heat just until butter has melted, whisking the entire time.
  6. When butter has melted and mixture heated, pour 1/2 of the hot mixture over the chops.
  7. Cover, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Uncover, turn, and pour remaining mixture over chops.
  9. Bake uncovered another 10 minutes.

Menu planning for kids:  Serve with baked beans and sweet corn bread.

You can make sweet cornbread quickly with Krusteaz Organic Cornbread and Muffin Mix.  (Amazon) 

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These easy pork chop recipes may not take a long of time or a lot of effort, and they are all easy on the budget as well.

However, when you use these recipes for a quick and simple solution to your afternoon or evening routine, no one will ever suspect it took you any less than the entire second half the day to prepare the feast!

 

Easy Pork Chop Recipes - Quick and Easy Recipes for Dinner


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