Balsamic Pork Chops and Veggies
Balsamic pork chops are a quick one-pan meal that is packed with flavor and color! This family friendly main dish paris well with any side, it's delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 5-6 pork chops thin cut , see note
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced thin
- 1/2 green bell pepper sliced thin
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes whole
- 1/4 cup mushrooms sliced thin
- 4 garlic cloves crushed
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar see note
- 3/4 cup beef or chicken or vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons butter cold
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh basil chopped
In a large skillet over medium high heat, heat oil until just smoking.
Place pork chops in a single layer and brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.
Add vegetables to the pan and saute until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Set aside with the pork chops.
Add balsamic vinegar and beef broth, scraping the bottom of the pan.
Add salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil and add the pork chops and vegetables back into the pan.
Simmer on medium low for about 5-7 minutes, until the sauce has reduced and thickened and the pork chops are cooked through (165 degrees F), (see note).
Add the cold butter into the pan, tossing the vegetables and meat gently to combine it with the sauce.
Sprinkle with fresh parsley and basil.
Regular balsamic can be used, or you can substitute in a flavored balsamic like honey balsamic. If you are unsure how potent your balsamic vinegar is, add 1 tablespoon, taste, and adjust from there. I find different brands of balsamic vinegar vary greatly in taste and potency.
If your liquid starts to evaporate too quickly but the pork chops are not cooked through yet, add more beef broth to the pan.
Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 157mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 876mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 44.5mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 2mg