Thursday, June 10, 2010

Strawberry Pork Chops

Oh Me! Oh My! Were these pork chops ever GOOD! They were quick and easy to make and the rosemary is so savory, the raspberry vinaigrette so tangy and the strawberries sweet. What a wonderful play for the taste buds. Seriously good. I found this recipe in one of my older Taste of Home magazines. I should have tried it a long time ago. Now one of my personal favorites. (By the way this isn't my picture - it's from the TOH website. My picture just didn't look that great)

3/4 cup raspberry vinaigrette
2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
1 tsp. pepper
4 bone-in pork loin chops (1" thick & 6 oz. each)
1 Tbsp. bacon grease for frying
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries (1/4" slices)

(1) In a small bowl, combine the vinaigrette, onions, brown sugar, paprika and Worcestershire sauce; set aside. Combine rosemary and pepper; rub over both sides of pork chops.
(2) In a large skillet, cook chops in melted bacon grease (over medium heat) for 5-6 minutes or until browned on both sides.
(3) Remove chops from pan and drain grease. Once grease is out of the pan place the chops back in. Pour vinaigrette mixture over meat. Cook 3-4 minutes longer or until juices run clear.
(4) Remove chops and keep warm. Add strawberries to the cooking juices just before serving. Toss to coat. Serve with pork chops.


  1. Yum! I think I'll make this for my family this weekend! Question - How do you keep bacon grease handy?? :)

  2. @Brenda - Let the bacon grease cool before pouring into a tupperware container. I have a small one that I use just for this. If I haven't used it in a couple weeks I just throw the grease away and start over.