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Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops – $5 Dinner Challenge

Posted By Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom On March 12, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In $5 Dinner Challenge,Dairy Free,GFCFSF,Gluten Free,Pork,Recipes | 20 Comments

Remember this Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Pork Roast [3] from Slow Cooker week [4]?

I’ve been dying to try it. I’m a huge balsamic fan and was intrigued by the pork, brown sugar, balsamic flavor combination.

(See: Balsamic Chicken with Caramelized Onions [5], Chicken Wraps with Balsam-melized Red Onions [6], Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Balsamic Onions [7])

I recently bought a boneless pork loin when it was on sale for $1.99/lb and decided to cut it up to use for 3 different meals. I sliced off a piece large enough for a roast, then sliced the rest into enough pork chops for 2 more meals. One of those meals was this one.

My “never pay more than price” for pork loin is $1.99/lb. so when I see it at that price, I take advantage of the savings and the fact that I can get 3 meals from 1 large cut of pork.

We devoured these. Devoured. They had the perfect combination of tang and sweet. Could very well be our family’s new favorite pork chop recipe!

I give you the next of many more to come…”House on the Market Bakes!

(In an attempt to keep the stovetop clean, I’ll be baking more in the oven while our home is on the market!)

ENJOY!

Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Adapted from Slow Cooker Brown Sugar and Balsamic Pork Roast [3]

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes marinating, 30-40 minutes in oven

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops, about 1 1/4 lb. ($2.48)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar ($.20)
  • 4 tsp brown sugar ($.02)
  • Favorite potatoes, we had a dairy-free version of mashed red potatoes [8] ($1.50)
  • Favorite side of veggies ($1)

Directions

  • Place the pork chops in the bottom of a glass baking dish. Sprinkle some salt and pepper onto both sides of the pork chops. Then drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top. Add 1 tsp of brown sugar on top of each pork chop and spread into the vinegar. Let marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Bake the pork chops for 30-40 minutes, or until cooked through. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the chop.
  • Prepare potatoes (or bread), and veggies.
  • Serve Balsamic & Brown Sugar Pork Chops with potatoes/bread or veggies.

Cost $5.20

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