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Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops

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!

Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops | The perfect way to cook pork loin.

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.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops | The perfect way to cook pork loin.

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.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops | The perfect way to cook pork loin.

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

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel and sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper; flip and sprinkle the other side with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, melt 1.5 tablespoons of butter and brown pork chops; remove from skillet and keep warm. In the same skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter and saute onions until tender. Stir in vinegar, brown sugar and thyme. Bring to a boil and cook until liquid is reduced to half.
  • Add the pork chops back to the skillet and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, flipping once halfway through. Once the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees, remove from skillet and allow to stand for about five minutes before serving. Top with leftover onion and balsamic glaze left in the skillet.
  • 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.

    Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin Chops | The perfect way to cook pork loin.

    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?

    About Crystal

    Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

    Comments

    1. 1

      You always have the best recipes on your site! Love this one.

    2. 2

      Gosh, I could lick the screen! Just pinned. Love love it!

    3. 3

      I think I just drooled myself. That looks incredibly scrumptious!

    4. 4

      This sounds so yummy! I will have to try it.

    5. 5

      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.

    6. 6

      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!

    7. 7

      That looks delicious. I don’t care for plain pork chops, but put some delicious sauce on it and I am ready to eat.

    8. 8

      This looks so tasty. I love a good pork recipe, and balsamic glazed anything is always great in my book.

    9. 9

      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.

    10. 10

      Mmmmmm, looks incredible. I bet my hubby and son would love this as well. Thank you for sharing.

    11. 11

      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.

    12. 12

      Yum! This looks divine! I would add a glass of wine and it’s 5 star dining in my own home. πŸ™‚

    13. 13

      I love balsamic with pork!

    14. 14

      Oh that looks so good! I made a balsamic pork not to long ago, it was amazing!

    15. 15
      rachel young says:

      WOW this looks amazing! I’ll definitely be adding this to my must try list

    16. 16

      We never make pork chops. (Mostly because it is a daunting task!)

    17. 17

      My husband would love this recipe! πŸ™‚

    18. 18

      Love this.
      My husband only eats white meat – pork & chicken – so this would be a great fit!

    19. 19

      Oh wow those look absolutely amazing and I think my husband would really love me if I made those for him!

    20. 20

      This looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

    21. 21

      That looks really yummy!

    22. 22

      It looks amazing and so delicious. such appetizing colors – YUM!

    23. 23

      I buy pork loin all the time. That looks incredible, Crystal. YUM!

    24. 24

      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.

    25. 25

      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.

    26. 26

      I literally just drooled all over my keyboard (and screen). This looks very good!

    27. 27

      These pork loin chops look delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe.

    28. 28

      I don’t usually do pork loin chops but these look delicious. I wouldn’t mind giving it a try.

    29. 29

      Pork loin is always a great choice to get a lot for your money! My hubby would LOVE this recipe- it looks great!

    30. 30

      These look delicious and I love the pairing of balsamic with pork and onions!

    31. 31

      We don’t eat pork that much but this dish looks like one we would love.

    32. 32

      This looks like the kind of recipe that my husband WOULD love!

    33. 33

      YUM!! I’m sure the balsamic, brown sugar and thyme flavor combo is amazing, especially on pork.

    34. 34

      That looks delicious. I love cooking with pork, because you can pair it with so many different flavors.

    35. 35

      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.

    36. 36
      Catherine S says:

      This looks and sounds so yummy. Wonder if I could make this in my slow cooker.

    37. 37

      This looks soo good! Will have to try it!

    38. 38

      This looks absolutely DELICIOUS!! YUM!

    39. 39

      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.

    40. 40

      These look delicious. We tend to grill porkchops and season with a few different spices or marinades.

    41. 41

      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!!

    42. 42

      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!

    43. 43

      That glaze looks incredible! Glad you didn’t opt for the slow cooker this time

    44. 44

      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.

    45. 45

      We love pork chops! Our favorite way to cook them is on the grill. They’re great no matter what though.

    46. 46

      Your recipe looks totally amazing! We love cooking pork roast in the crock pot and shredding it for tacos! Yum!

    47. 47

      I love pork dinners! Your recipe just made me hungry!

    48. 48
      Debbie Denny says:

      This looks so so good. What a meal.

    49. 49

      These look amazing! I am drooling looking at the picture!

    50. 50

      I love balsamic vinegar with pork. I’ve never tried anything like this before, but I’m planning my menu now.

    51. 51

      These look so delicious! I love pork!

    52. 52

      It’s an adorable steak. I don’t typically do pork steaks but this looks great!

    53. 53

      This looks so good! I love the carmelized parts, I could live on that part alone if possible lol.

    54. 54

      This sounds like a pork chop that my husband would love!!! I never thought to use balsamic vinegar with pork before!

    55. 55

      Oh that looks really good. I love the way the balsamic glazed the pork.

    56. 56

      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!

    57. 57

      PORK!!!! NOM NOM NOM

      Get that in me belly right now! πŸ™‚

    58. 58

      I love that ‘Porktober’!
      This looks beyond delish! My husband would love this!

    59. 59

      This looks amazing! I love pork and the glaze looks so good – will have to put it on the dinner menu next week πŸ™‚

    60. 60

      YUM!! I love this recipe! It sounds and looks super delicious!

    61. 61

      Looks delicious! I cook with pork pretty often and I love buying my meat in bulk as well.

    62. 62

      You’re killing me, I’m trying to lose weight but this looks delicious.

    63. 63

      †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!

    64. 64

      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.

    65. 65
      Kassondra from Motherhood Community says:

      I could not live without my Costco membership!!!!!

    66. 66

      I love baking and cooking with balsamic vinegar. That and apple thyme toppings are my favorite for pork chops. Yours turned out beautifully !

    67. 67

      This looks soooo good! I’m always looking for something new to do with pork chops!

    68. 68

      I don’t cook pork very much. My husband likes pork so I should make it.

    69. 69

      This looks good. My husband is a pork eater and would love this.

    70. 70

      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!

    71. 71

      Love your recipe,looks exotic.

    72. 72

      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.

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