Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops Recipe

Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops Recipe

These Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops have become a favorite particularly when we have friends over for dinner.  Since these pork chops are dairy free, gluten free, and egg free, they usually meet everyone’s dietary requirements and preferences.

Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops Recipe

As the cost of meat has increased over the years, I’ve discovered pork tends to be a good choice instead of beef.  Many times pork chops are also less expensive than chicken, turkey or ham.

When friends are over, I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove. Since the meat is marinated before cooking, they are quick and easy to prepare.  I find I am able to spend less time prepping and cooking a meal in the kitchen and more time enjoying the company of family and friends.

Here is how to make these juicy Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops Recipe

First things first, be sure to assemble all your ingredients before you start cooking.  Trust me, it will make cooking these pork chops a breeze!

You Will Need:

  • 4 Pork Chops, bone-in center cut
  • 1 clove minced Garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh Rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried Rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh Thyme or 1/2 tsp dried Thyme (if using fresh thyme, reserve a few springs to garnish the meat
  • 2 TBS Beef broth
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 TBS Olive oil

Instructions for making Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops:

  1. Prepare the marinade by whisking together the minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  2. Place the pork chops in a plastic bag and pour the marinade over them.
  3. Seal the bag and refrigerate for two hours or more.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  5. Place the entire contents of the bag on a shallow sided baking sheet
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pork has an internal temperature of 145 degrees
  7. Serve on a platter garnished with a few springs of thyme

Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops Recipe

I hope you and your guests enjoy this enjoy this simple main dish as much as we do!

Try serving this with one or more of these sides:

Easy Roasted Cauliflower

25 Easy Side Dishes

Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4 servings
 
A simple yet elegant main dish. These Maple Balsamic Baked Pork Chops are gluten free, dairy free and egg free.
Ingredients
  • 4 Pork Chops, bone-in center cut
  • 1 clove minced Garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh Rosemary or ½ tsp dried Rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh Thyme or ½ tsp dried Thyme (if using fresh thyme, reserve a few springs to garnish the meat
  • 2 TBS Beef broth
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup Maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 TBS Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Prepare the marinade by whisking together the minced garlic, rosemary, thyme, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  2. Place the pork chops in a plastic bag and pour the marinade over them.
  3. Seal the bag and refrigerate for two hours or more.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  5. Place the entire contents of the bag on a shallow sided baking sheet
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the pork has an internal temperature of 145 degrees
  7. Serve on a platter garnished with a few springs of thyme
 

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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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