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Pork Chops with Creamy Mustard Sauce

My blog seems to be turning into more of a food blog and I’m ok with that. The name of my blog doesn’t really make sense anymore, so when my domain name comes up for renewal in May I’m going to change it. Im really excited about that because the name I have picked out is pretty awesome. I’m sure I’ll post about life stuff when important or really interesting things happen, but until then I’ll inundate you with all of the delicious food I’ve been trying.

Normally when I make pork chops I just pan fry them in a little olive oil and call it a day. That gets pretty boring really quick so I’ve been looking for new ways to cook pork. There are tons of pork recipes on Pinterest and during my search I found this recipe for pork chops with a creamy mustard sauce. I’m not normally a big mustard person (even Dijon mustard) but I figured I’d give it a go.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream (I used half and half)
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice (I omitted the lemon juice because I didn’t have any on hand and the sauce was still fabulous)

Step 1: Season pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray (I prefer olive oil, so that’s what I used). Add pork chops and cook for 2-4 minutes on each side (don’t overcook them or they’ll be tough. Move the pork chops to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.

Step 2: Add chicken broth to the pan and scrape up any of the remaining pork bits. Add cream or half and half, Dijon mustard and lemon juice. Stir well, reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until the sauce has thickened a little. Spoon the sauce over pork and enjoy!

  

  

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I served mashed potatoes and peas with the pork chops and it was delicious. The sauce was nice and creamy with just a hint of the Dijon. The mustard flavor was really mild and I was really happy about that. This recipe was really tasty and a great way to dress up the pork chops. It was quick and easy to make and definitely a dish I’ll make again.

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