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    I always have a hard time coming up with good ways to do boneless pork chops so they turn out moist and tender. Here's a recipe from one of my local grocery stores I tried tonight, and DH and I thought it was wonderful.

    In fact, now I'm going to have to look up and try that recipe for the Balsamic Reduction everyone's been raving about!

    Balsamic Pork Chops with Rosemary

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes
    Cooking Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    1 Tbsp olive oil
    4 Boneless Center-Cut Pork Chops (about 2lb), patted dry
    2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried
    1/4 cup Italian Classics Balsamic Vinegar

    Directions:
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    1.Heat oil in large non-stick skillet on MEDIUM-HIGH. Salt and pepper both sides
    of pork chops; sear until golden brown, about 2-3 min each side. Transfer pork
    chops to large baking dish or casserole.

    2.Return skillet to heat. Add rosemary and vinegar, bring to boil; immediately pour
    over top of pork chops.

    3.Bake on center rack until pork reaches an internal temperature of 150 degrees -
    approx 15-20 min. Insert thermometer into the thickest part of the meat.
    It's time to try defying gravity!
    I think I'll try defying gravity!

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    Sounds yummy! Have you ever given any thought to trying a pork tenderloin? They are extremely low in fat, cook very quickly and are so versatile! Much of the time, I cut it into medallions and cook it in a variety of ways and it NEVER gets overdone or dried out like chops sometimes do.

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    Most definitely. I cook pork tenderloin all the time and it's what I prefer. Sometimes though, I buy pork chops on sale, and I like the fact that I can separate the package and wrap each chop individually for the freezer. Now that my son has moved out, most nights I'm cooking for two and I can just pull two chops out of the freezer. I'm not real big on leftovers, and a pork tenderloin is usually a bit much for the two of us.

    Still, I may try cutting one into medallions as you suggest and try a variation of this recipe with tenderloin.

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    Cindy2668 Guest

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    Bump! Tried this tonight and it was terrific! Definitely will make it again.

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    cgwoolf Guest

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    I read this post yesterday and went to freezer to grab a package of chops. We had this for dinner last nite and hubby said, "this is definitely a do-again." It was really tasty - thanks!

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    blessedx4 Guest

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    How many points, anyone know?


    Thanks,
    Missy

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    Default Re: Balsamic Pork Chops with Rosemary

    It would depend on the size of the pork chops and how much oil you use. I love the recipes my favorite grocery (Wegman's) puts out, but I often reduce the amount of oil or other high calorie items. I also change the size of the servings to suit my needs.

    In this case, according to my WW Food Companion, 2 oz. of cooked, lean pork loin is 3 points. I don't usually cook a pork chop as big as the ones in the recipe, but I figure the points according to the size of the chops I have. (I use probably half the oil also, which is 3 PTS per tablespoon.) So, if I end up with a 4 or 5 oz. chop, I probably figure it's 7 or 8 PTS.
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    Default Re: Balsamic Pork Chops with Rosemary

    Made these tonight... delish!!!
    PJ
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