Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Paprika Pork Chops from Pinterest

Do you use Pinterest? I have just started using it, and I have found it a very useful way to save recipes I find on-line. Today I'm writing about the first recipe that I prepared from my Pinterest albums. (I think it is only the first of many.)

We tend to make pork chops with sauerkraut, so this called to me as a way to mix things up.  When I started dinner, I realized that we didn't have any chili powder or white wine, so we substituted chipotle powder and a dark beer (Brooklyn Brown to be exact). I loved this flavor palate, but I want to try it again in the future following the original recipe too. The flavors were pretty subtle. I might think of doubling the rub next time around, but my husband liked it just as it was. We served our paprika pork chops with celeriac and potato mash and green beans. Tip: The juice from the onions and pork chops was great over the mash.

Paprika Pork Chops inspired by Food 52

2 pork chops, center cut about 1 inch thick
1/4 t ground cumin
1 t garlic powder
1/4 t salt
1/4 t chipotle powder
1 t paprika
1/2 t dried oregano
1/4 c dark beer
1 t extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, sliced

Rinse the pork chops and pat dry. Mix together the spices and rub into the pork chops. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Heat the oil over medium heat, and add the onion. Cook the onions until they are translucent. Add the beer and cook one more minute. Push the onions to the side of the pan, and add the pork chops. Cook the pork chops for 10 minutes* each side. Turn off the heat, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes.

* The original recipe called for cooking them only 5 minutes each side, but we found that to be insufficient.

This post is part of Hearth and Soul HopTraditional Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, and Tasty Tuesdays.


Laura said...

I'm addicted to Pinterest! I have a board for recipes that are already grain free and one for recipes that I want to make grain free. It's such a great, visual way of staying organized.

City Share said...

I'm going to head over and start following you.

Alea Milham said...

This sounds delicious! What a tasty combination of spices. It is nice to mix things up and try a new way to make an old favorite.

Aggie said...

Pinterest rocks! I haven't cooked pork chops in forever! I love the sound of the seasoning on these, looks delicious!

Carrie said...

We love Pinterest and all the recipes! This looks good! I have never thought of paprika on pork chops! I would love for you to share it with Kelli and I at Kids in the Kitchen link up. http://younglivingoillady.com/home/kids-in-the-kitchen-week-3/
This would be a great addition to our family friendly recipes! Thanks so much! Carrie @ younglivingoillady.com

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