Confession. I love to cook but I work full-time and don’t always have the time to make the meals I want to make. Right now is a particularly busy time at work for me, so anything I can do to save time and still cook a delicious and healthy meal is a big WIN in my book.
I’m also trying to be more thoughtful about the meat I consume. I could eat medium-rare steak 3-4 times a week if I let myself, but that’s not exactly the most healthy thing. These pork chops (or pork loin if you’re so inclined) are an excellent source for healthy meat and these chops are full of flavor, and only 347 calories per pork chop; low enough to pair with some healthy sides for a filling and healthy meal!
Balsamic-Herbed Pork Chops
- 4, 4oz. pork chops/boneless pork loins
- 1 c. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp. sea salt
- 2 tbsp. pepper
- 2 tbsp. basil
- 2 tbsp. thyme
- 2 tbsp. rosemary
- 2 tbsp. parsley
- 2 tbsp. garlic powder
- Mix together all of the seasoning in a bowl.
- On a plate, season each side of each pork chop with the seasoning and place in a large container, then poke holes with a fork in each chop.
– NOTE: Poking holes in the chop allows for the balsamic to seep into each chop, marinate the inside as well as the outside of the meat. This will not dry out your meat when it’s time to cook it, and adds extra flavor.
- Pour the balsamic over the chops and marinade for 4-8 hours, or overnight, turning the chops halfway through if you can.
- When ready, heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat and add your chops.
- Grill until cooked all the way through, then let the chop sit for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!