Friday, March 16, 2012

Chili Lime Pork Chops

I don't know about the rest of the world but I get tired of making pork chops the same way every time.  I usually sear them up in a pan with some seasoning and veggie broth and it is very very good but I need new flavors often so that I don't get bored with my food.  Yesterday I came across a recipe for a chili lime pork loin and I used the marinade in the recipe but created pork chops instead.  We paired the pork with a fresh salad and a simple baked potato, was a perfect and healthy dinner.  Also I am excited for this weekend because I am headed down to Eugene with my boyfriend and his sister and fiance to celebrate several family birthdays and St. Patty's day.  I went to college at University of Oregon so whenever I go to Eugene I am overwhelmed with nostalgic feelings, and it has been too long!  Here is to a great weekend and enjoy the pork!

Serves 5

The Ingredients
5 thin lean pork chops
1 medium lime, juiced
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced into rings
1/4 white wine

The Process
1.  In a bowl whisk together lime juice, chili powder, garlic, soy sauce, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.  Then put pork chops in large ziploc bag and pour in the marinade and refrigerate for an hour.

2.  When pork is done marinating take out of fridge and cut up the onion.  Then preheat the stove over medium high heat.  Put in 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and put onions in pan.  Cook for 3 minutes and then add white wine and cook for 2 more minutes.

3.  Then add the pork chops to the pan and cook each side for about 2-3 minutes or until done.  They are thin chops so they don't take long.

4.  Serve with onions on top of chops.

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