For tonight's dinner I had 4 boneless pork chops sitting in the refrigerator ready to be made into something. I just had no idea what to do with them. I make pork often but it is not my husband's favorite and I get pretty bored with it. At the last second I looked in the pantry and saw that I had a packet of McCormick's Grill Mates Bourbon Brown Sugar marinade so I thought why not? I gathered my ingredients for the pork along with broccoli which I roasted with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and a box of scalloped potatoes. I chose the potatoes over the usual side dish we have with pork, brown rice.
- 1 bag fresh broccoli
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
Of course the potatoes were a no brainer, I just followed the microwave directions on the box. I do not really like the scalloped potatoes but my husband does so I decided since I was making broccoli for the 2nd time this week for me and my youngest son I could make something Chris would enjoy.
I heated olive oil in a pan on the stove and then added the marinated pork cooking a few minutes on each side until almost cooked through. The pan had all the left over marinade which became a sauce and all these crunchy bits that were sticking to it so I added a little balsamic vinegar to the pan, brought it to a bubble and scraped the bits off the bottom. I then took the onions out of the oven and added them to the pan to gather all the yummy flavor! The pork went back in until cooked through and dinner was ready!!!!
By the way, I have to add that I am in love with my onion holder!! I rarely use the whole onion so I use this handy dandy holder often. It keeps the onion fresh and also keeps it from stinking up the refrigerator!