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You Need These Pepper-Crusted Pork Chops At Your Fourth Of July Barbecue

No Comments | Written on July 4, 2017 at 10:45 am , by

It’s Independence Day! No, not the movie, just the holiday! So start seasoning or marinating that meat for this afternoon’s barbecue! We hope you have pork chops on the ready, because we have one of the best Fourth of July recipe waiting for you to try.

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Steak Isn’t The Only Thing Delicious From Texas Roadhouse

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We completely understand, why would you ever order anything other than steak from a STEAKHOUSE? Well, we think we finally have a reason why you should start second-guessing your life choices. These Texas Roadhouse-Style Pork Chops will make you truly appreciate Texas Roadhouse.

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The Secret Is In The Sauce: Pork Chops With A Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce

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When they say the secret is in the sauce, this is exactly what they’re talking about. This recipe combines the creaminess of a delicious sauce and the hearty flavors of pork chops, to make one of the tastiest iterations of pork chops we’ve ever tried.

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Sweet And Savory Berry Recipes That You Need While They’re In Season

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Summer is the time for fresh fruit and vegetables, so you might as well use the good stuff in your cooking! This collection will teach you how to use berries in your cooking in both sweet and savory ways.

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You Don’t Need Much Time To Make Something Amazing Tonight

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In a time crunch, but dinner needs to be made?  Look no further, this mouthwatering pork chop recipe is perfect for any busy weeknight. Don’t let your appetite suffer from being too busy, this deep fried pork recipe is here to save you time and from hunger!


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You’ve Never Had Anything As Good As These Apple Mushroom Pork Chops

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Make dinner gourmet tonight with this sweet and savory pork chop dish.  Impress your friends and family with this great and simple and ultra delicious recipe, so good you will go back for seconds.


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3 Steps to Perfect Pork Chops

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There is something so decadent about a perfectly seared pork chop for dinner this time of year.  It’s robust and hearty, ideal with roasted winter vegetables, and outstanding with a bold red wine.

Today I am going to share with you 3 steps to preparing the perfect pork chop.

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Best Pork Chop Ever – Hawaiian Citrus Pork Chops

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Pork and fruit are a perfect pair.  Add a bit of Hawaiian flair?  Pure heaven!

These easy to prepare pork chops are topped with a pineapple ring and a sweet almond, raisin, cinnamon sauce.  If you are looking for a new way to prepare pork chops for dinner, these are the best!

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“Easy Weeknight Meals” Week 8 Winner!

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It is time for our final weekly winner in the “Easy Weeknight Meals” contest!   A huge congrats to Annie Begg!  This creative foodie not only won week 8 of the contest, she is also a blogger.   Check out “The Hungry Yuppies” when you get a chance.   She describes it as, “The kitchen adventures of a working girl and boy who refuse to limit themselves to take-out menus and microwaves.”

Tell all of us how you came up with your winning dish!

“One night I was planning on making pork Milanese, because I hadn’t made it in a really long time and wanted to try it again.  When I saw that I only had panko breadcrumbs, it gave me the idea to put an Asian twist on it.  Lately I’ve been inspired by Korean food so I always have soy sauce, rice wine vinegar and panko breadcrumbs on hand. This is actually the first time I ever entered a recipe contest! My friends always joke that I should go on one of those cooking shows like Top Chef, and one day I just started searching cooking and recipe contests and found this one!”

Why do you think this recipe stood out to the judges?  What advice would you have for others who enter the “Easy Weeknight Meals” Contest?

“I think this recipe is really fun and an unexpected use of the protein.  It’s also versitile-you can swap out the pork for chicken, or use the sauce on a grilled steak.  My advice would be to have fun and try new flavors and ingredients.  Just because it’s a weeknight meal, doesn’t mean it has to be boring.”

Do you have any fun plans for the prize money?

“I am actually going on vacation in Central America in a month, so maybe I’ll put the money towards an exciting excursion!”

So fun!  I think it is time to try this exciting dish…


Thin pork cutlets are breaded, then fried until golden brown, and served with a spicy Asian inspired sauce.


  • 4 pork cutlets
  • Flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp hot sesame oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Green onions for garnish


Place the cutlets between sheets of plastic wrap and pound until desired thickness (about 1/4-1/2 inch). Pat dry, then season both sides with salt and pepper. Dredge each cutlet in flour, shaking off the excess. Dip in egg, letting the excess drip off, then coat in bread crumbs. Let rest on a baking sheet for 5 minutes while the pan heats up. Heat vegetable oil in a large pan or dutch oven. When the oil begins to shimmer, cook cutlets in batches until golden brown (about 3 minutes per side, depending on thickness). Drain on paper towels. In the same pan add the garlic and ginger and saute for 1 min. Add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, honey, and sesame oil. Bring to a simmer, then add the lime juice. Drizzle sauce over the cutlets, or serve on the side for dipping. Top with the green onions for garnish. Serve with roasted or stir-fried vegetables.

Number of Servings: 4

Notes: For a milder flavor, use plain sesame oil instead.

Dinner Tonight, Creative Leftovers Tomorrow!

1 Comment | Written on August 17, 2010 at 5:00 am , by

Mmm…there is nothing quite like the “Other White Meat.”  Pork is a versatile protein that is great for quick and easy meals.  Last year, I was named “America’s Next Pork Personality” and now they have opened up a brand new contest for all you pork fans out there!


This year celebrity chef, Melissa d’Arabian, and America’s pork producers are searching for the grill master with the greatest grilling groupies in the National Pork Board’s “Calling All Grillers with Groupies” contest. The winner will have a chance to cook alongside Melissa during the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival this October.


Simply submit a photograph along with a brief 50-word-or-less photo caption that explains or tells a story about how you enjoy spending time by the grill with your grilling groupies. But hurry!  Entries are due by August 31.  I hope to attend the festival and this event, so let’s make sure a Better Recipes reader is the winner!  Go for it!

All this pork talk started making me hungry, so I decided to whip up this super easy and unbelievably delicious pork chop recipe.  Three ingredients and you are done…what could be better?!


Americas Favorite Pork Chops

4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
3/4 cup Italian dressing
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Place all ingredients in a self-sealing bag; seal bag and place in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (or as long as overnight).
Remove chops from bag, discarding marinade, and grill over a medium-hot fire, turning once, until just done, about 8 to 11 minutes total cooking time, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F.
Serves 4.

Serve with broccoli spears and garlic mashed potatoes.

Calories: 184 calories Protein: 25 grams Fat: 10 grams Sodium: 140 milligrams Cholesterol: 60 milligrams Saturated Fat: 2 grams Carbohydrates: 1 grams

The only thing better than pork chops for dinner is the creative dishes you can make with leftovers the next day.  My favorite way to “clean out the fridge” is to make fried rice.  What I love about fried rice is that you can throw in just about any leftover vegetable and it’s good, so take a peek in your refrigerator and see what would work!


Pork Fried Rice

4 tablespoons peanut oil or to taste, divided

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups leftover cooked pork, cubed

1 8 oz. package sliced mushrooms

1 cup sliced green onion

1 cup frozen peas and carrots

4 cups leftover cooked rice, cooled

4 tablespoons soy sauce or to taste

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Black pepper to taste

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet or wok. Add eggs and stir until scrambled, remove from pan and set aside. Add 2 tablespoons oil to hot pan and stir in pork, mushrooms, green onion, peas and carrots. Saute for a few minutes, then add remaining oil to pan. Stir in cold rice, adding more oil if needed. Stir in soy sauce, sugar, and pepper to taste.  Return scrambled eggs to pan and enjoy!