When it comes to the end of a day, it can be hard to find the time or motivation to make a delicious and filling meal for everyone to enjoy. It’s all too easy to get stuck in a rut, making the same things over and over again, which is why we love having these four pork recipes to turn to when we need something great-tasting and easy to make! With these go-tos, you won’t have to rely on tired standbys – no boring dinners here! Here are our favorite pork dinners:
- Mushroom Gravy Pork Chops
- Pineapple Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Dijon Pork Chops
- Cider Dijon Pork Chops
These pork chops are seriously yummy, but let’s be real, the mushroom gravy is the star of the show. It just perfectly showcases the chops! You’re going to want a pound of mushrooms so they’ll boil down nicely, then some flour to act as your thickening agent, then some chicken stock and beef stock because you shouldn’t have to choose between them and we want all the flavor we can get here! Let that mixture reduce and thicken up, then drizzle it all over you pork. Trust us, it’s real good – get the recipe here.
It’s as fun to say as it is delicious to eat: pineapple pork. Pork is a super versatile protein and offers up the perfect canvas for flavorful seasonings and add-ons. For this dinner, we wanted to do the sweet-and-savory combination, with sweet pineapple and savory soy sauce as the “paint” for our canvas. What came out of the oven can only be described as a masterpiece and one that had our hungry “audience” filled with oohs, ahhs, and mmm-mmms. We might not be able to paint a real work of art, but we do know that pulling off a meal that is easy, flavorful, and delicious is a beautiful thing…get the recipe here!
Okay, so you have a couple options here. First, to brown or not brown the pork chops before getting started. We chose to brown ours, since it adds flavor and good color, but if you simply want to throw those bad boys in the sauce in the slow cooker, go for it. Second, to make and add a thickener or not. Usually consisting of flour or cornstarch and water, also known as a slurry, adding this to your cooked dish and then letting it simmer for a few more minutes will thicken your sauce and make it nice and creamy – so yummy! Here’s the recipe!
That’s right, apple cider and wholegrain Dijon mustard are the stars of the show here, and blend together in a lovely way to create this tangy, yet sweet sauce that coats the pork. One thing to note is that it’s easy to overcook pork; you’ll want to keep an eye on those chops and cook them until they’re golden brown and have no remaining pink juices (roughly 145º F internal temperature). This dinner never fails to impress, so switch up your dinner routine and make this this week – everyone will rave about this recipe!
So, try out these great recipes and see what you think – we promise you won’t regret them!