Cranberry Dijon Pork Chops

21 Jan

Another recipe adapted from one by former Sports Illustrated model Melissa Keller shared on Paula Deen’s show. Along with the cooking method I adjusted the ingredients a bit and these came out perfectly tender, moist, and flavorful.

Time: 10 min prep, 15 min cook          Serves: 4


  • 4 thick cut pork chops (boneless or bone-in, your choice)
  • sea salt & black pepper, freshly ground – to taste
  • 1/3 cup prepared cranberry sauce*
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • bacon grease or oil to coat a skillet

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Heat bacon grease or oil over medium in a large skillet. Season both sides of chops with salt & pepper. Cook in skillet for 3 minutes on each side.
  • Meanwhile, combine cranberry sauce with Dijon mustard and set aside.
  • Transfer chops to a baking dish and top with cranberry Dijon sauce. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • *For cranberry sauce:
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Bring water and sugar to a boil, whisk to combine. Add cranberries, lower to simmer. Cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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