Sweet & Sour Pork Chops with Peppers & Pineapple

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This Sweet and Sour Pork Chops Recipe with Peppers and Pineapple on the side is exactly what you want for dinner. So delicious and fresh and done in 30-ish minutes. Of course, it takes me a bit longer because I get distracted and keep going back to finish the recipe, but if you focus you can get it done in 30.


Prep time: 10 minutes


Cook time: 20 minutes


Serves: 4

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops Ingredients

2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided


4 boneless pork chops, approximately 1/2” thick


Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


¼ c. balsamic vinegar


¼ c. real maple syrup


3-4 garlic cloves, minced


2 t. dried rosemary, chopped


½ t. crushed red pepper flakes


1 red bell pepper, sliced thin


1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin


2 c. fresh pineapple chunks


3 large green onions, diced


¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped

Sweet and Sour Pork Chops Directions


Pre-heat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.

Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the pork chops and sear on both sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side.

Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, on each side while cooking.

Remove from heat and transfer the browned pork chops to the prepared baking sheet.

Place in the pre-heated oven to roast until cooked through, approximately 12-15 minutes. 



Tip: Check for doneness after 10 minutes and adjust final cook time accordingly. (An instant-read thermometer inserted at the thickest point should read 140°F when ready. The internal temperature will continue to rise another 5°F while the pork chops rest).

Sweet and Sour Pork Chop Pineapple and Pepper Side Dish Directions

Once the pork chops are in the oven, combine the vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, rosemary, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, approximately 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

Meanwhile, add the remaining olive oil and the sliced peppers to the skillet used to sear the chops and place over medium-high heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 6-8 minutes.

Add the pineapple and continue cooking until heated through, approximately 2-3 minutes. Stir in the green onion and parsley, and remove from heat.

Remove pork chops from oven. Cover loosely and let rest for 5 minutes.

To serve, pour the glaze over the pork chops and serve alongside the peppers and pineapple.

Be sure to try this Instant Pot Boneless Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes recipe as well.

Yield: 4

Sweet & Sour Pork Chops with Peppers & Pineapple

Sweet & Sour Pork Chops with Peppers & Pineapple

This Sweet and Sour Pork Chops Recipe with Peppers and Pineapple on the side is exactly what you want for dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 boneless pork chops, approximately 1/2” thick

  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  • ¼ c. balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ c. real maple syrup

  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 t. dried rosemary, chopped

  • ½ t. crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin

  • 2 c. fresh pineapple chunks

  • 3 large green onions, diced

  • ¼ c. fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

    • Sweet and Sour Pork Chops Directions

    Pre-heat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.

    Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

    Add the pork chops and sear on both sides, approximately 1-2 minutes per side.

    Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, on each side while cooking.

    Remove from heat and transfer the browned pork chops to the prepared baking sheet.

    Place in the pre-heated oven to roast until cooked through, approximately 12-15 minutes. 

    • Sweet and Sour Pork Chop Pineapple and Pepper Side Dish

    Once the pork chops are in the oven, combine the vinegar, maple syrup, garlic, rosemary, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan over medium heat.

    Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, approximately 4-5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until ready to serve.

    Meanwhile, add the remaining olive oil and the sliced peppers to the skillet used to sear the chops and place over medium-high heat. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

    Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peppers soften and develop a bit of color, approximately 6-8 minutes.

    Add the pineapple and continue cooking until heated through, approximately 2-3 minutes. Stir in the green onion and parsley, and remove from heat.

    Remove pork chops from oven. Cover loosely and let rest for 5 minutes.

    To serve, pour the glaze over the pork chops and serve alongside the peppers and pineapple.

    Notes

    Tip: Check for doneness after 10 minutes and adjust final cook time accordingly. (An instant-read thermometer inserted at the thickest point should read 140°F when ready. The internal temperature will continue to rise another 5°F while the pork chops rest).

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