Ranch Pork Chops

Hello again!

Final pork chop with rice on plate

I really love this recipe not only because I didn’t really need to buy much to make this recipe but also because it was relatively fast to make and a crowd pleaser. If you haven’t seen this recipe on Pinterest yet I would be really surprised. In true Shari Sabe fashion I saw the name and I set out to just make the recipe with out even looking at what it was all about, that is pretty much what I do. “Ranch pork chops? oh I know I will cover something in ranch dressing (which we love) and cook away.” Of course that is not what really happened but it was my thought process. Instead, I asked Jake what he thought and he said “oh so Ranch flavored pork chops?” which lead me to the seasoning mixtures.

So my blog isn’t revolutionary, I am just a normal cook with a normal kitchen with normal ideas and I love to make healthy food, not so good for you food, copycat recipes, and original recipes- this recipe happens to be inspired by someone else’s idea.

Ingredients

  • 2 packets ranch seasoning mix
  • 4 pork chops (I suggest at least one inch thick)

Pork chops bare

  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of ranch dressing
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Ingredients pork chops

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 450ºF.
  • In a bowl, add the 1 ½ of the seasoning mix, together with the salt, pepper, parmesan and ranch and mix wellMixture in bowl
  • Massage your pork chops with your mixture and make sure you cover them well on all sides, this will be messy but worth it.

Pork chops with hands

  • Arrange the chops on a baking sheet or a casserole.

Pork chops with rub

  • Bake the pork chops for 10 minutes, pull out your chops and sprinkle the rest of your seasoning on top (this will add a yummy crust on top) cook for 10 more minutes. Cook the pork chops to an internal temperature of 160ºF is reached.

I also recommend that you broil your pork chops for a minute or two to add the crispy crust if that is something you like.

This is a quick and easy recipe with not many ingredients and very budget friendly. If you want to skip the step of sprinkling the rest of the seasoning after 10 minutes, can do, just add all your mixture in your bowl at once.

As I mentioned, this recipe has been popular on Pinterest and of course I needed to try it in my own way and it really was an easy one to make.

Hope you enjoy!

Salud!

Final pork chop with rice on plate 2

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Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic-Basil Rub!

Yes it is okay to begin licking your lips after reading the title of this recipe it is as good as it sounds!

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Ingredients
4 bone-in ribeye pork chops, 3/4-inch thickImage

Basil-Garlic Rub:
3 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons lemon juice, you can use fresh or bottled- I used bottled
1.5 cup fresh basil, packed
2.5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepperImage

Directions
Get your food processor out… yes sometimes annoying but it will make your life easier in the long run.
While your processor is going drop in your garlic and get it to the minced point. Stop the machine and add your basil, turn it back on until the basil has reached the “chopped” stage.

You can now add your lemon juice, your salt and pepper as well as your olive oil.
Your mixture will become a sort of paste. This makes it perfect to rub over your pork chops and let them marinate.Image

Now you can spread the rub/paste over each side of your pork chops. I had extra time so I was able to let them marinate for about 30 minutes- which I always recommend!ImageImage

Preheat your grill to medium hot.

Grill your chops over direct heat.Image

Grill for about 5 to 6 minutes per side
Your internal temperature should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit

Make sure to let your chops rest before you dig in so they don’t lose all their juicyness!Image

Salud!

You can find the original recipe that I adjusted right here