4.12.11

Recipe: Peachiest Pork Chops (a Make Ahead Meal)

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When pork chops are on sale, this is the recipe I reach for.  This meal is tasty and freezes beautifully.  The recipe below makes 2 freezer meals with 4 chops each, but you could certainly double it and get more (or freeze more).  What I have also done is use fresh chops for a meal that day and freeze the other half for later.  The options are limitless (ok, not limitless, but "the options are three" doesn't sound dramatic at all).


Peachiest Pork Chops

Makes 8 pork chops (2 frozen meals).


Ingredients:


8 pork chops, trimmed of fat, etc.
1 (28 oz) can sliced peaches in syrup
3 Tbsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp Dijon mustard
4 tsp corn starch
2 tsp ginger
salt, pepper and cayenne pepper (to taste)
2 large freezer bags (I splurge on Ziploc because I haven't found a no name that seals as well)


Steps:


1.  Into 2 freezer bags divide the can of peaches and syrup
2.  To each bag, add the following:

      • 4 pork chops (trimmed)
      • 1.5 Tbsp brown sugar
      • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
      • 2 tsp corn starch
      • 1 tsp ginger
      • other seasonings, to taste
3.  Squeeze out excess air and seal the bags.  Massage the contents gently to mix.
4.  Label the bag with today's date.
5.  Lay flat in the freezer to freeze.



Cooking Instructions (for 1 bag or 4 pork chops):


1.  Thaw one bag in the fridge overnight.
2.  In a skillet over medium heat, warm 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (canola is great here).
3.  Remove the chops from the bag, set the sauce aside.  Brown the chops about two minutes on each side.
4.  Pour the rest of the bag of peaches over the browned chops.  Bring sauce to a boil.
5.  Cook uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid is reduced by about half and thick. Turn chops occasionally so they cook evenly.
6.  Enjoy!

(Editor's note: Your chops will look nicer than mine because you won't be so silly and forget to trim the fat and bone from the chops before cooking.)

Click here for the Free Printable of our Peachiest Pork Chop Recipe.



This recipe is one of the meals on our Meal Plan Master List.  Check it out here.



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