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Balsamic Pork Chops

Balsamic Pork Chops are easy to prepare on the grill, stovetop or oven. Loaded with flavor from the balsamic vinegar, garlic and rosemary marinade. Your family is sure to love this easy meal. 

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Pork chops are one of our favorites for dinner and we love them any way you can prepare them. We took advantage of the warm spring weather and decided to get the grill going for these marinated pork chops.

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Grilled Balsamic Pork Chops on a white Platter with fresh rosemary

Balsamic Pork Chops

I am in my normal, IT IS ALMOST TAX TIME, madness. Accounting bookwork is my least favorite task. I procrastinate every year and then in the rush to get it all to the accountant, I almost lose my dang mind.

My family is ready to ship me off to my own island or somewhere far, far away. When will I ever learn? This year, this year I am swearing to do it differently. I am pretty sure my husband is holding me to it, or ELSE!

5 grilled balsamic pork chops garnished with fresh rosemary on a white platter

So last week we decided to buy a Ranger for the ranch. You know one of those sport utility things that are like a 4 wheeler for 2 or 3. I was working on the accounting but I gladly took a break and went with my husband to the motorsports store.

We had to wait for them to put the top bars on or whatever, so we ran by the local grocery store. They were having an amazing sale at the meat counter and I picked up a couple of packages of these lovely pork chops.

The pork chops however lovely, totally took a back seat to how excited we were over the Ranger. It is perfect for driving through the pasture and doesn’t beat the heck out of me like the 4 wheelers do.

It will be the handiest thing ever for checking cows, fencing and fun stuff too. We have only had it a few days and now I don’t know what we did without it.

Close up of Balsamic Pork Chops

So my days have been double busy trying to get the impossible amount of bookwork plus my usual social media list done and a quick dinner was in order.

Boneless pork chops are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner and I have the best pork chop marinade to share with you today.

Boneless Pork Chops, peeled garlic cloves in an orange bow, fresh rosemary on a checkered cutting board, olive oil carafe, salt cellar, pepper grinder on a white back ground

How to make a Pork Chop Marinade:

  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fresh Minced Garlic
  • Fresh Minced Rosemary
  • Salt & Pepper

Balsamic marinade with fresh rosemary, a knife on a red check napkin and a whisk on a white background

Just combine these simple ingredients in a bowl or zip top bag. Add your pork chops, cover or seal the bag and place in the refrigerator for an hour or two or overnight. There is so much flavor in this quick balsamic marinade. It would also work for beef or chicken. Zip top bag with pork chops in marinade, red napkin, fresh rosemary and a knife on baking sheet

I popped the pork chops in the refrigerator and continued on my list. I was hoping my husband would be around to do the actual grilling but he got home a little later than I planned. I am not the grilling expert that he is, but I can manage.

Balsamic Marinated Pork Chops on parchment paper

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You can also pan fry or use a grill pan to cook these marinated pork chops or pop them in the oven on a sheet pan to cook if grilling isn’t an option.

I’m loving these Baked Pork Chops from Julie’s Eats and Treats for an easy dinner and my family begs for these Grilled BBQ Pork Chops.

Asian Marinated Pork Chops are always a hit and recently we tried these Pineapple BBQ Pork Chops on the grill and they are out of this world delicious!

Balsamic Pork Chops on the grillI will have to keep practicing for those perfect grill marks but in the meantime, these pork chops were tender and full of flavor. I love that the boneless pork chops cook up in no time at all!

Perfect Sides for Pork Chops:

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Yield: 5

Balsamic Pork Chops

Close up of Balsamic Pork Chops

Balsamic Pork Chops are easy to prepare on the grill, stovetop or oven. Loaded with flavor from the balsamic vinegar, garlic and rosemary marinade. Your family is sure to love this easy meal. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4- 5 boneless pork chops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper together in a bowl.
  2. Dip pork chops in marinade, coating both sides. Place pork chops in a plastic zip top bag or shallow bowl. Pour remaining marinade over pork chops.
  3. Seal bag or cover bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat grill and grill pork chops - 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through to 145°.
  5. To cook in the oven- preheat oven to 375°. Bake 10 minutes and turn pork chops. Continue to bake 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 418Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 543mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 37g

Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.

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3 Comments

  1. Marinated four boneless pork chops overnight. Grilled them for four minutes per side. Served with steamed broccoli tossed with browned butter and mizithra cheese. One of our favorite dinners now!

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