Another speedy meal with loads of flavor! Pineapple Balsamic Pork Chops come together in less than 30 minutes, but this pork chop recipe is definitely worthy of a special occasion!
Pineapple Balsamic Pork Chops are a quick and easy meal that combine sweet balsamic vinegar and pineapple with garlic and onions for a well-balanced and easy meal!
Balsamic vinegar is well, vinegary, right out of the bottle. But when you simmer it down, it makes a sweet syrup which pairs beautifully with pineapple. Very Polynesian if you ask me.
You can use this recipe with boneless pork chops or bone-in pork chops, so the cooking time can vary greatly. Your best bet is to use a meat thermometer and make sure it reaches 145 degrees.
Not too sure how to cook bone in pork chops? It’s fairly easy, it’s actually more about checking for the internal temperature, which like I said should be 145 degrees, instead of the color of the outside to know if it’s finished cooking.
All you have to do is season both sides of your pork chops with salt and pepper, then you sear each side until it’s a nice brown color on both sides. That usually only takes a couple minutes on each side. Bone in pork chops usually take a bit longer than boneless pork chops to cook but should only be an extra 10 minutes.
Some people get intimidated when it comes to cooking certain meats, but you’d be pleasantly surprised how easy they are to make. Pork chops shouldn’t have to be only eaten on special occasions, they should be able to be made whenever you feel like enjoying them!
If you liked these balsamic pork chops, check out these other easy pork chop recipes:
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 4 large pork chops
- Fine sea salt and black pepper
- 1/2 red onion , chopped into 1 inch pieces
- 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 10.5 ounces pineapple chunks , with juice
Heat large skillet with extra virgin olive oil over medium heat. Season both sides of pork chops with fine sea salt and pepper.
Add pork chops, sear 4-5 minutes on both sides. Cooking time will be dependant on the size of your pork chop. Internal temperture should be 145 degrees. Set aside.
Without cleaning out the pan, add red onion. If the pan is dry, additional olive oil may be needed. Cook until onions starts to soften, approximately 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, cooking for another 1 minute.
Add balsamic vinegar and pineapple chunks, brining to a low simmer until liquid has reduced and sauce starts to become sticky approximately 10 minutes.
Add pork chops back to the pan, spooning sauce over top. Cook for 2-3 minutes, just enough to reheat. Serve immediately.
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