It’s grilling season and we’re hungry! So often we think of burgers and hotdogs when it comes time for a little cookout, but today we’re craving something that requires a fork and knife. This recipe for Grilled BBQ Pork Chops is a year round staple at Passanante’s Home Food Service and we’re sure you’ll love it too.
Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic until soft and lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.
Grate the zest from the lemon and squeeze the juice. Add the lemon zest, half the lemon juice, the sugar, vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce and chili powder to the onion and simmer gently, 5 minutes. Taste, adjust the seasoning and let cool.
Grilled Chops Method:
Light the grill.
Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and brush with the cooled barbecue sauce.
Grill the pork chops, basting often for approximately 5-7 minutes.
Turn over and continue grilling and basting until the chops are done, 5-7 more minutes.
Already?! How is that even possible? It was just New Years Eve and here we are planning for Valentine’s Day… and not to freak you out, but pressure’s on – they’re probably going to be posting pics of their dinner all over Facebook 🙂
No worries, we’ve scoured cookbooks and blogs to bring you some really solid options for your dinner menu. There’s something here for everyone so poke around and pick your poison!
BEEF – Caprese Steak
Prepare to go capr-azy over Caprese Steak courtesy of Delish. After all, at the end of the day it’s a juicy filet topped with a thick slice of cheese. If that doesn’t scream love we don’t know what does!
CHICKEN – Maple Roasted Chicken Quarters
If you’re looking for something sweet yet savory this recipe may be just the ticket. Pure maple syrup helps to almost caramelize the chicken skin and the veggies nestled underneath are anything but ordinary. This gem courtesy of Chocolate Moosey is one of those meals you just don’t forget. Like, ever.
PORK – Brown Butter Pork Chops with Apples & Onions
Yep. You read that right. Apples and Onions. May sound a little off, but these chops are spot ON. The only stipulation to this recipe from The Lucky Penny is that you really need a cast iron skillet to execute this one to it’s fullest potential. Don’t get hung up on the onion/apple combo we promise it’s better than it sounds!!!
LAMB – Lamb Chops with Mint Gremolata
This next one from Country Living sounds super fancy (see: pain in the butt), but we promise it isn’t! In fact, this Italian favorite requires just 5 ingredients. Pair it with some grilled veggies drizzled with Balsamic and voila – a delicious and ultra fancy-sounding Valentine’s Day dinner for two!
SEAFOOD – Spicy Lobster Pasta
Have a hankering for a little seafood with your sweetheart? Spice up your Valentine’s night with this surprisingly simple show stopper courtesy of Epicurious. This one’s a favorite for those who like it hot!
We hope you enjoyed the holiday season surrounded by great food and all of the people you love. We have a lot to be thankful for as we look back on 2016 and we owe it all to our incredible customers – so thank you!
In celebration of our 100 year anniversary we really went All Out, All Year Long. From the 100 Days of Food campaign benefiting Feeding America, to our expansion to Chicago, Illinois, then back to Bristol for the first annual Battle of the Burgers, October with it’s record breaking donation for the American Cancer Society, and finally, the introduction of a number of delicious new favorites including Illg’s sausages. What A Year! Thanks to each of you for being a part of the best year in our company’s history and for your continued support as we move into 2017.
Now onto the tasty stuff…
All this cold weather has craving warm and hearty foods and what’s more comforting than a few Italian classics?!
Need we say more? This recipe couldn’t be easier and the wilted spinach is absolutely to die for. So rich and delicious, make plenty for leftovers!
If you’re looking for an unbeatable Grilled Pork Chop Dinner recipe complete with a drool-worthy glaze and creamy side you’ve found the right blog! Honey Tabasco Pork Chops and Creamy Butter Beans is sure to become a favorite on your family’s dinner recipe line-up. You can order everything you need for nearly any meal directly from Passanante’s Home Food Service and have it delivered to your home with our reliable home food delivery service. Give us a call at 1-800-772-7786 to find out more about our incredible selection of quality meats and organic veggies and simplify your mealtime!
For The Chops:
2 8oz. Pork Chops (desired thickness)
Salt & Pepper
½ cup broth (chicken or vegetable)
8 oz. Honey
2 oz. Tabasco Sauce
2 T. Minced garlic
1 T. Red pepper flakes
1. Heat honey in a sauce pan on medium heat.
2. Add tabasco sauce, minced garlic and red pepper flakes.
3. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes
1. Season pork chops with salt & pepper on each side
2. Grill each side for about 6 minutes (for medium) depending on grill temperature
3. Baste the pork chops with the glaze on each side
** Use extra glaze as dipping sauce (yum!)
For The Beans:
4 leeks, washed, trimmed and finely sliced
A small bunch of fresh thyme leaves
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
1 knob of butter
1 wineglass of white wine
1 lb. good-quality tinned or jarred butter beans, drained and rinsed
Small handful of fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon crème fraîche
Good-quality peppery extra virgin olive oil
1. Sweat the leeks, thyme and garlic with a splash of olive oil and the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan on a low heat for 20 minutes until they are soft and sweet.
2. Turn up the heat and add the white wine.
3. Let the wine come to the boil, and add the beans and a splash of chicken or vegetable broth so the beans are almost covered.
4. Allow to simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes until the beans are lovely and creamy.
5. Add the parsley, crème fraîche and a good glug of the extra virgin olive oil and taste for seasoning