Easy Pork Chops with 3-Ingredient Marinade
Pastured pork comes from pigs that are raised in comfortable and healthy outdoor living conditions. Fresh air and sunshine, varied pastures, added nutrients from natural rooting/eating behaviors, and an absence of antibiotics or synthetic hormones (verify this with your supplier) allow the pork to be delicious and nutritious!
I purchase my pork from U.S. Wellness. They are committed to supporting small farmers and providing customers with access to high-quality products. They endorse supplement animal feed with non-gmo feed and never use MSG in their products. They also are one of the only suppliers I have found that offer sugar-free pork bacon.
3 Benefits of Pastured Pork
- Higher levels of Omega 3s
- Higher levels of vitamin E
- Improved taste (subjective perhaps, but if you try it…)
Quick and Easy Pork Chops
- 12 oz. pastured pork chops (I get mine from U.S. Wellness)
- 1/4 c. raw apple cider vinegar (get HERE)
- 2 T. of raw honey (get HERE)
- 1/2 t. unrefined salt or 3/4 t. herb & salt blend (I love THIS blend)
The night before: Soak pork chops (I get my pastured pork from U.S. Wellness;they are bone-in but mostly meat) for at least 4 hours, but you can do them overnight as well. I like to flip the chops halfway through the marinating.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Remove pork chops from marinade, lightly shaking off excess liquid
- Sear all sides of pork chops (approx. 45 sec—lightly browned) in a seasoned cast iron pan.
- Transfer to a shallow baking dish.
- Cook pork chops for at least 20 minutes (thin chop) or up to 35 min (1″+)
- Cover with foil and then cook another 5-10 minutes (until the thickest portion reaches at least 145-160 degrees)
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