Friday, June 19, 2009

Sweet Onion Pork Chops

I've decided to make every Friday a freezer Friday. What is Freezer Friday you ask? I am going to post recipes that freeze well for use in the future.

It has been awhile but I used to do Once A Month Cooking. I really wish I could find the time to do it again and really may just bite the bullet and get back to it. Not only does it save a bunch of money, it also saves a bunch of time in the long run. You have a day or two of intense cooking and the rest of the month is free.

Anyway, here is the recipe. I haven't tried this one and am not a fan of pork chops, but think my family would really enjoy it!


8 boneless pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 8 ounces each)
2 tbsp canola oil
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion (such as Maui onion)
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup French salad dressing
1/2 cup honey

Heat oil in a large skillet and brown pork chops on both sides. You will need to do them in batches. Once all are browned, put all pork chops back into the skillet. In a small bowl combine sugar, onion, ketchup, barbecue sauce, dressing and honey, stirring well. Pour sauce over pork chops, then bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer, cover skillet and simmer for 12-14 minutes, or until meat is cooked through and tender. Cool comnpletely and place in freezer container. Split into two if desired, ensuring equal amount of sauce goes in each.

On cooking day:
Thaw pork chops overnight. Heat skillet and add pork chops and sauce. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 5-8 minutes, or until pork chops are thoroughly heated. Serve.

These pork chops are great with rice.