Date Night Pork Chops

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Not too long ago, I contributed my Date Night Pork Chop recipe to the Chowstalker Community e-cookbook, which was sold as part of the Primal Life Kit. So–if you bought it, you already have this recipe.

(High five!)

But, I want to share this with those who don’t have it because it’s really, really good. A little sweet, a lot savory. It’s perfect for date night.

Date Night Pork Chops is one of those dinners that began as a see-what-we-have-to-work-with meals. Now it’s a family favorite. We like these Date Night Pork Chops with zucchini noodles, a salad, radishes, sweet potato wedges, or good old-fashioned macaroni and cheese.

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 What’s your favorite way to eat pork chops?

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Date Night Pork Chops
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  • 4 bone-in thin cut pork chops
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  1. Season pork chops generously with sea salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and cook pork chops 1 or 2 at a time (to prevent overcrowding).
  3. Flip chops over when they are a golden brown color on the bottom and continue cooking until cooked thoroughly (both sides with be a golden brown color and registering at 145 degrees—it should take about 8 minutes total).
  4. Remove chops to a clean plate and cover with foil to let rest.
  5. In the same skillet, cook the onions and mushrooms until the onions are translucent (adding a little more butter if needed). Add dates and balsamic vinegar, scraping up the bits on the bottom of the pan.
  6. After adding the balsamic vinegar, it should reduce rather quickly, resulting in a thicker sauce/ syrup mixture. This means you’re ready to plate! Top each chop with a generous scoop of the date mixture. Serve with a healthy-sized salad or sweet potato fries.





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