Wednesday, October 29

Ridiculously Practical Meals: Pork Chops

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If you thought some of my previous meals were quick and easy, get ready, because this one takes the cake. There are only 2 minutes of prep-time and 18 minutes of cooking all together. You will need: salt, pepper, dried cilantro (you can use fresh if you prefer), thick cut pork chops on the bone, and a package of ready to cook quinoa. 

Prep and cook your quinoa according to package instructions. While your quinoa is cooking its time to move on to the meat. To start, heat up your grill. Place your pork chops on a plate and evenly coat both sides with salt pepper and cilantro. I did this 'to taste' without bothering to measure it out. Place on grill. If you are using a traditional grill, be sure to put the cover on. I used a George Forman Grill which also worked just fine. Cook on the first side for 7 minutes. Flip over and repeat, cooking on the second side for 7 minutes. Once the time is up, check to make sure the meat is done. I did this by cutting into the center of my pork chop and making sure it wasn't pink. Mine didn't need any more time, but if yours are still pink in the middle keep cooking them, checking on them every few minutes until they are no longer pink. 

By now your quinoa should be about done, dish it out evenly on to your plates. Top each plate with a pork chop and you are done! I was surprised how juicy and tender the pork chops were since they had a low cook time. I was happily surprised by how much I liked them! Then of course there is the Hubby test, he agreed and said that they are definitely a meal to make again. Bon app├ętit!


  1. Wow it sound delicious and fast to make need to try I never ate pork chop from the grill it must taste amazing.

  2. This looks delish and I need all the fast recipes I can get! Definitely need to try this!

    <3 Shannon

  3. I am always a fan of a quick pork chop recipe after a long day at work. These look so yummy!
    The Doctor Diva

  4. That looks so yummy.something i wanna try

  5. This looks delicious. I'd never think to pair quinoa and pork but I'll definitely try it out!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  6. Wow! What a cool combination! I'm obsessed with pork but can't get it at home because my mom won't let me :(
    Keep in touch

  7. This looks so good! Love quinoa!

    - Sarah :)

  8. Delicious , have to try quinoa also...:)

  9. I think we have the same dishes!!! haha your food pictures are always so delicious! it is a shame I don't eat meet anymore, otherwise I would try to make this so badly!


  10. I will make this for lunch tomorrow, actually took out pork chop from the fridge after reading your post. Will skip cilantro though, can't stand that thing and will make couscous instead of quinoa. Thank you!

    Reflection of Sanity

    1. Oh no! Haha, I love cilantro, but everyone has their own likes and dislikes. I think a lot of herbs could replace this. I seriously considered using rosemary instead. You could also probably try thyme. I'm sure it'll still taste good without a herb, but if you have a favorite herb you can use it to give the meat a little extra umph.

  11. oh wow this is a quick meal indeed! looks scrumptious too, thanks for sharing! :)

    Metallic Paws

  12. Oh dear, your blog is quite amazing!
    This looks soooooooo good, now i'm hungry :)
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  13. Perfect weeknight meal! I can have this bad boy dish ready to go right after the gym- normally, cooking a full + proper meal means too much time over the stove and after the gym, I'm ravenous, so that doesn't work. Love it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. This recipe is very easy & quick and I think that it's amazing idea for the dinner,great job, dear!

  15. Mmm Lauren! What a nice twist on pork chops! Looks really good!

  16. This post literally made me hungry. I just followed you on bloglovin. Hope you'll do the same. Thanks! :)

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