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Braised Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

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These easy braised pork chops are a perfect 30 minute recipe. Served with an easy balsamic cherry pan sauce made with leeks and rosemary . Special enough for a Sunday dinner but easy enough for a quick weeknight!
Braised Pork Chops in a cherry, red wine and rosemary sauce on white platter

Barely taking a half hour to make, this braised pork chops recipe is in fact special enough that it seems like you spent the whole day in the kitchen! And I loved this recipe, it was veryvery good!

If you are looking for a dish that is both lovely and sophisticated AND can easily be prepared any night of the week, then look no further! These are perfect for having company over, a Sunday night, or, just because!

Braised Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce on plate with fork and rice and green beans

How to Make the Best Pork Chops

Braising pork chops is a great method to cook pork to be fork tender and delicious! A quick sear helps seal in juices and create a beautifully colored crust and then the pork chops finish cooking low and slow in a balsamic pan sauce to create an incredible weeknight meal.

What temperature should pork chops be cooked to?

Pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees, and then allowed to rest for 3 minutes.

This easy braised pork chops recipe would pair perfectly with Italian Herb Roasted Carrots or Oven Roasted Broccoli!

Braised Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce perfect for a weeknight dinner!

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Braised Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce

These easy braised pork chops are a perfect 30 minute recipe. Served with an easy cherry sauce. Special enough for a Sunday dinner but easy enough for a quick weeknight!
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Course: 30 Minute Meal
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 484kcal
Author: Jenni

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Pork Chops
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp dried rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 leeks halved, rinsed and thinly sliced (or substitute 1 yellow onion, minced)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup port or dry red wine
  • 2 Tbsp balsalmic vinegar
  • ½ cup dried cherries

Instructions

  • Season both sides of the pork chops with the salt, pepper, and rosemary.
  • In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt 1 tbsp of the butter.
  • Add the pork chops and cook, turning once, about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer the pork to a plate.
  • Melt the rest of the butter in the pan over medium heat and add the leeks (or onions) and sautee until slightly soft and beginning to brown (3-4 minutes).
  • Stir in the chicken broth and cook, stirring to scrape up any brown bits on the pan bottom, for 1 minute.
  • Stir in the wine, balsalmic vinegar, and the dried cherries.
  • Return the pork to the pan (along with any juices), and spoon some juices over them.
  • Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and summer until the pork is tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Serve the pork chops with the sauce spooned over them.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 484kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 424mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g

3 Comments

  1. THis seems fantastic, I don't have dried cherries in my pantry, but will get some this weekend for sure. It is such an elegant main course, I might surprise my beloved with a romantic dinner on Saturday…

    thanks for the inspiration….

  2. Very yummy looking recipe…Will try out soon and let you know…

  3. The cherry sauce sounds incredibly delicious! I bet my family would love it!

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