I'm still getting back into the swing of things when it comes to cooking dinners. I still have some "off" days, but thankfully my good days far outnumber the bad ones. I've been kind of excited to finally get back to cooking. Its been a long couple months of eating leftovers (if I would make a big crockpot of something on a weekend... cooked in the garage to avoid the smell :)), food brought over by my family, and eating out. I think we were all looking forward to home-cooked family dinners again. :)
I was hungry for pork chops last week, so I came up with this recipe based off of things that have been tasty in the past. This is super simple and a very quick meal... Perfect for a work night! Dinner was on the table within a little less than 20 minutes after starting the prep. And it was delicious! That's my kind of meal!
Paleo Dijon Pork Chops
2-3 pork chops, preferably pastured pork
2-3 Tablespoons dijon mustard
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper
Preheat a stainless steel or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add some coconut oil to melt. Also, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
Meanwhile, mix dijon, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Dip pork chops into mixture, making sure all surfaces are covered.
Place pork chops in hot skillet. Don't move them once you put them down in the skillet. You want to get a nice brown color on each side. It took mine about 2 minutes per side.
Once both sides have been seared, transfer the skillet to your preheated oven. Cook until done, probably about 7-9 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.
I served these with peas, corn, and side salads. Enjoy!
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