This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board, however, opinions expressed are my own.
Mentally, we should all start preparing ourselves for the new year. New me memes that will begin infiltrating our timelines soon enough. One thing that I’m not giving up in the new year, is pork. In fact, I’m committing to finding healthier ways to consume it and create with it in my kitchen. What I love about pork, are the various forms it comes in which just opens up the possibilities. From pork loin, to pork chops, you can have whatever you like and if getting what you truly want is in your resolutions, then look no further.
There’s nothing better than a good ole rub/marinade to get your chops juicy and golden with items you likely already have in your kitchen. Throw in some baked potatoes and you’ll be dining in no time. What I love about this recipe is that it’s low maintenance, super easy to make and delicious.
You can choose to make your own rub, or use ours. Allow your pork sit in the seasoning overnight in the freezer. This helps when you want to save some for another time. However, if you opt for a non-marinade, it’ll still have plenty of flavor. I left my chops in overnight for the added goodness. The next day, I pre-heated my oven to 400 degrees before baking.
The potatoes you’ll want to cook at the same time so be sure to purchase small ones so that it all cooks in the same amount of time. I purchased red potatoes. Feel free to use white ones as well. I halved the potatoes and tossed them in the oven early to get them started. Give yourself enough time for them to cook thoroughly.
After about 15 minutes, I added the pork chops and cooked them for about 15 minutes before I turned them over. If you have any rub left, this is a good time to add some more. Let the chops cook for another 15 minutes or until they are cooked through. I chose to serve this dish with a spring mix of greens and viola! I’m sure you’ll be drooling by now and happy the New Year version of yourself doesn’t have to give up everything you love. Let us know how the recipe turns out for you in the comments below.