The Perfect Seared Pork Chop!

But before you even think about cooking that chop I’ve got some tips for finding the perfect cut. 

#1 Get a Thick Cut: I like to get a 1 1/2 to 2-inch thick pork chop.

#2 Color Matters: Look for pork that is closer to the dark pink color. This is an indication of the moisture content. A darker reddish pink color will have more moisture in it. Try to look for at least a 3 or above on the Pork Scale.


#3 Pork has Marbling too: Ya’ll are probably familiar with marbling in steaks and other beef cuts. But pork has marbling too. Marbling are the thin white flecks throughout meat- which are going to ensure tenderness and juiciness. Be sure to look for a cut with a lot of marbling but not thick white lines of gristle.


Those are just a few tips to get you on your way to a full flavored chop. We’ve got the full how-to in our video. We’re also sharing three great recipes to serve with your pork chop. Y’all enjoy!


Creamy Dijon Sauce


  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 springs fresh thyme minced
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard


  • Place the ingredients in a skillet and place over medium heat. Bring to a light boil for about 2 minutes stirring constantly. Serve warm with pork chops.
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Honey Garlic Glaze


  • cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix the lemon, honey and balsamic vinegar and stir well until smooth. Sir in the  garlic. 
  • Brush the sauce on both sides of the pork when the meat is nearly done cooking/grilling. You can baste once more before serving. 
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Cherry Bourbon Sauce


  • 4 tablespoons cherry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey/bourbon


  • In a small sauce pan mix the preserves, brown sugar, and oil together well.  
  • Place over medium heat and add the whiskey/bourbon. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes.  Use as a glaze while cooking/grilling the pork or for serving. 
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