This is a partnered post with the National Pork Board and Costco. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
While the end of the month is quickly approaching, there is still so much the month of October has to offer. Not only do we celebrate Halloween during October, but it’s also National Pork Month. And to celebrate National Pork Month, Costco is celebrating Porktober with discounted cuts of pork throughout the month.
I don’t currently have a Costco close to me (they are building one now — yay!) but I did make the tedious trek to the other side of town to take advantage of some of the current promotions and pick up a freezer full of pork. While I was there I picked up Boneless Pork Sirloin Tip Roast and a Whole Boneless Pork Loin. I made Slow Cooker Pork Sirloin Tip Roast with Red Potatoes with the Boneless Pork Sirloin Tip Roast, and I cut down the Whole Boneless Pork Loin and made these Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops!
To be totally honest with you, the Whole Boneless Pork Loin kind of intimidated me at first. It’s a huge hunk of meat and I couldn’t figure out what I was supposed to do with it. It was too hard to cook in its current state and would have been more than my family of five could have eaten, so I decided to cut it down and cook it that way. Each Whole Boneless Pork Loin consists of a Boneless Pork Rib Roast, Loin Chops and Boneless Sirloin Roast.
This Whole Boneless Pork Loin provided four meals for my family of five, plus leftovers that provided me lunch for a few days. Buying in bulk and cutting the meat down yourself can save big bucks at checkout. It’s a little extra work once you get home, but I think the savings is worth it. I was able to get two dinners from the loin chops, one from the sirloin roast and one from the rib roast.
I thought about doing another slow cooker recipe but since I had just did one, I decided for a traditional stove top recipe that my family loves. It’s one of my favorite pork chop recipes.
Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops
Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops
- 6 boneless pork loin chops
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2.5 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
This is one of those meals that doesn’t require much effort at all but gives you a dish that tastes like it took hours to cook. Serve it with a vegetable of your choice and call it a meal.
When I can get dinner on the table in 30 minutes and have everyone smiling with full bellies at the end of dinner, I call it a success!
This week at Costco you can purchase a Whole Boneless Pork Loin at a discounted price during Porktober. Since we got four meals out of the one we purchased, it breaks down to about $5-$6 per meal for the protein. For us as a family of five, that’s an exceptional value.
For more pork recipes, please vist PorkBeInspired.com.
What is your favorite way to cook pork chops?
You always have the best recipes on your site! Love this one.
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting says
Gosh, I could lick the screen! Just pinned. Love love it!
Virginia @thatbaldchick says
I think I just drooled myself. That looks incredibly scrumptious!
This sounds so yummy! I will have to try it.
I don’t make pork chops a lot but when I do I make them in the slow cooker. The whole loin though we eat quite a bit, and I marinate it and then we grill it, it’s one of our favorite meals ever.
Penelope Guzman says
That looks wonderful, it’s so simple and healthy, but looks rich with flavor! This would actually be perfect for me to cook up for a date night with hubby at home, he’d LOVE it!
That looks delicious. I don’t care for plain pork chops, but put some delicious sauce on it and I am ready to eat.
This looks so tasty. I love a good pork recipe, and balsamic glazed anything is always great in my book.
I had no idea it was pork month (or that there even is a pork month). I need to run by Costco sometime this week so we can have pork chops too.
Digna D. says
Mmmmmm, looks incredible. I bet my hubby and son would love this as well. Thank you for sharing.
Grace Hodgin says
I like buying in bulk too and don’t mind doing the extra things to save money and have satisfying meals.
Looks like your pork loin came out great.
Yum! This looks divine! I would add a glass of wine and it’s 5 star dining in my own home. 🙂
Robin Gagnon says
I love balsamic with pork!
Kimberly Grabinski says
Oh that looks so good! I made a balsamic pork not to long ago, it was amazing!
rachel young says
WOW this looks amazing! I’ll definitely be adding this to my must try list
Sara P. (@SensiblySara) says
We never make pork chops. (Mostly because it is a daunting task!)
My husband would love this recipe! 🙂
Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) says
My husband only eats white meat – pork & chicken – so this would be a great fit!
Kelly Hutchinson says
Oh wow those look absolutely amazing and I think my husband would really love me if I made those for him!
Ashley S says
This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!
Jennifer H says
That looks really yummy!
It looks amazing and so delicious. such appetizing colors – YUM!
Liz Mays says
I buy pork loin all the time. That looks incredible, Crystal. YUM!
Kathy Godbey says
Looks like a yummy recipe. I have thinking of being brave and trying a recipe using Balsamic. Thanks for the tip about the pork loin. I’ve seen it in the store but never thought of dividing it up for several meals.
Elizabeth Ferree says
I love these little loins at the store, course I cheat and get the ones that have everything in them. I’m going to have to try this though, balsamic glaze sounds yummy.
I literally just drooled all over my keyboard (and screen). This looks very good!
These pork loin chops look delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe.
I don’t usually do pork loin chops but these look delicious. I wouldn’t mind giving it a try.
Shell Feis says
Pork loin is always a great choice to get a lot for your money! My hubby would LOVE this recipe- it looks great!
Carissa Pelletier says
These look delicious and I love the pairing of balsamic with pork and onions!
Anne - Mommy Has to Work says
We don’t eat pork that much but this dish looks like one we would love.
This looks like the kind of recipe that my husband WOULD love!
Marcie W. says
YUM!! I’m sure the balsamic, brown sugar and thyme flavor combo is amazing, especially on pork.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That looks delicious. I love cooking with pork, because you can pair it with so many different flavors.
I hardly ever cook with pork not because we don’t love it but because I forget it’s available! I suffer from the chicken rut! haha! What a great way to make a lot of different meals with such a big piece of meat. You’ve given me a new idea.
Catherine S says
This looks and sounds so yummy. Wonder if I could make this in my slow cooker.
This looks soo good! Will have to try it!
This looks absolutely DELICIOUS!! YUM!
Cyn Hughes says
I cannot wait to get a Costco near us! This looks delicious and anything that can be made in the crockpot is a win in this house.
These look delicious. We tend to grill porkchops and season with a few different spices or marinades.
I think I may just go and buy a couple of pork loin chops (I am single after all) and make this recipe. It sounds really really good!!
I love the taste of balsamic vinegar and use it a lot but had never used it on pork! I will remedy that this weekend!
That glaze looks incredible! Glad you didn’t opt for the slow cooker this time
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
YUMMMMM! We use a lot of balsamics when cooking here to try new styles and flavors. I am pretty sure hubs is going to like this.
We love pork chops! Our favorite way to cook them is on the grill. They’re great no matter what though.
Chrysa Duran says
Your recipe looks totally amazing! We love cooking pork roast in the crock pot and shredding it for tacos! Yum!
I love pork dinners! Your recipe just made me hungry!
Debbie Denny says
This looks so so good. What a meal.
These look amazing! I am drooling looking at the picture!
Megan @mnmspecial says
I love balsamic vinegar with pork. I’ve never tried anything like this before, but I’m planning my menu now.
These look so delicious! I love pork!
It’s an adorable steak. I don’t typically do pork steaks but this looks great!
Nina Say says
This looks so good! I love the carmelized parts, I could live on that part alone if possible lol.
Tammilee Tips says
This sounds like a pork chop that my husband would love!!! I never thought to use balsamic vinegar with pork before!
Michelle F. says
Oh that looks really good. I love the way the balsamic glazed the pork.
You’ve done a really good job with the presentation! Too bad I cant eat pork but I know the pork lovers will love this recipe!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
PORK!!!! NOM NOM NOM
Get that in me belly right now! 🙂
I love that ‘Porktober’!
This looks beyond delish! My husband would love this!
Danielle K says
This looks amazing! I love pork and the glaze looks so good – will have to put it on the dinner menu next week 🙂
YUM!! I love this recipe! It sounds and looks super delicious!
Looks delicious! I cook with pork pretty often and I love buying my meat in bulk as well.
You’re killing me, I’m trying to lose weight but this looks delicious.
Valerie Remy-Milora says
†hat looks delicious! My mom used to cook a pork loin for us when we were little and it is now one ofmy family’s favorite recipes!
I usually cook my pork as a whole roast. I never thought about cutting them and serving it like that. I’m sure the balsamic is nice and sweet – tasting nice with the meat.
Kassondra from Motherhood Community says
I could not live without my Costco membership!!!!!
Andrea Kruse says
I love baking and cooking with balsamic vinegar. That and apple thyme toppings are my favorite for pork chops. Yours turned out beautifully !
Christina S says
This looks soooo good! I’m always looking for something new to do with pork chops!
I don’t cook pork very much. My husband likes pork so I should make it.
This looks good. My husband is a pork eater and would love this.
Ok… I saw a lot of posts saying that this looks good or they would like to try it… But as soon as I saw this I pulled the pork out my fridge and 25 minutes later I was serving the most delicious meat I’ve ever made! This recipe ROCKS, and to prove it, even the picky husband loved it!! Thank you thank you! I will be making this often!
Love your recipe,looks exotic.
Dee Hagen says
Needed something new for a pork loin. They always seem so dry, unless I do it in a crock pot. I didn’t have time today. I ended up cutting the loin into medallions and cooked it exactly as the recipe prescribes. It was a quick weeknight meal and my husband and I absolutely loved it. It was simple and so flavorful. It was so good, I wouldn’t hesitate making it for company.
Shirley Merle says
I made this dish tonight. Hubby is a very finicky eater, he walked in the kitchen and wrinkled his nose. Lol. Well he ate it and complimented me on how good it tasted. A new dish to add to my favorites. Thank you so much.