June 19, 2017

Easy Ranch Pork Chops Recipe – Who Doesn’t Love Ranch?

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Easy Ranch Pork Chops Recipe

Pork chops, ground beef, and chicken thighs are three items from the meat department on my grocery list every week.  The reason for this is simply because there are so many different meals you can make with these ingredients.  Most importantly, these proteins are the basis for meals which are easy to plan ahead of time.

You have to understand the way my schedule works.  I grocery shop for the whole week after church on Sunday.  Going to the store any other day of the week just doesn’t make sense with our family’s schedule.  With me working a full-time weekday job and my husband working nights and weekends, we take advantage of whatever time we can to enjoy life together as a family.  Meals are an important part of this together time.

In order to accomplish this together time, I plan meals which won’t keep me in the kitchen when I could be spending time with my family.  My go-to recipes have always been ones which are easy to plan ahead and quick to execute.

Everyone in the family enjoys this ranch pork chop recipe because it includes that magic ingredient “Ranch dressing mix.”  You can’t go wrong with ranch in our house!

I like it because it can be prepared ahead of time and freezes well.  The extra added bonus is this pork chop recipe is gluten free, dairy free, and egg free.

Easy Ranch Pork Chops Recipe

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What you will need to make these Easy Ranch Pork Chops Recipe

  • 1 package of thinly sliced pork chops (approximately 1½ lbs)
  • 3 whole cloves of garlic
  • Handful of parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBS of Olive oil
  • 1 package of ranch salad dressing mix

Here’s how simple it is:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and ranch salad dressing mix

3. Place pork chops in a 2-3 quart baking dish

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4. Top with parsley and garlic cloves.

5. Pour the dressing over everything

 

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6. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven

7. Turn on the broiler and place dish under the broiler for 3 minutes

My favorite pan to cook this dish in is the Copper Chef Pan

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Easy Ranch Pork Chop Recipe
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Recipe type: Pork Chops
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-5 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 package of thinly sliced pork chops (approximately 1½ lbs)
  • 3 whole cloves of garlic
  • Handful of parsley leaves
  • ⅓ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBS of Olive oil
  • 1 package of ranch salad dressing mix
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and ranch salad dressing mix
  3. Place pork chops in a 2-3 quart baking dish
  4. Top with parsley and garlic cloves.
  5. Pour the dressing over everything
  6. Bake for 20 minutes
  7. Turn oven up to broil
  8. Place under the broiler for 3 minutes
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4-5
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Mary

I work as a real estate paralegal at a family-friendly law firm. Raised in the suburbs of Washington, DC, I graduated from UVa and met my husband, Mike, in our hometown of Alexandria, VA. Fourteen years ago, we took a leap of faith and moved our family out of the rat race to a small, rural community near Charlottesville, VA. Mike is my "OOH RAH man" and career real estate broker who is now enjoying life on a bucket list. We have three children, Bubba, (who married the girl of his dreams), Sissy, and Missy (now an "only" child). In the last few years, we've been blessed with two grandchildren (a girl and a boy). I love a bargain and have gained a reputation over the years for being quite the "coupon queen."

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