We do not have a grill anymore. We had a charcoal grill before we moved 4 months ago, but we decided not to bring it, as it would have been a huge, messsy, pain in the you-know-what. And we figured we’d buy a new one out here at some point. We have a large patio but sadly the new grill has not come yet. Also: our apartment complex DOES NOT ALLOW CHARCOAL GRILLS! Apparently they are a fire hazard. But…we have wood-burning fireplaces. Um. Yeah. Don’t get me wrong – I love real fireplaces (just like I love real grills!), but I feel that a fireplace is more likely to start a fire than a grill. But maybe that’s just me.
In any case, I made these honey garlic pork chops by Six Sisters’ Stuff (they have such great and simple recipes) a few weeks ago. The original blogger grilled them, and if we still had our grill, we likely would have too, but instead I just pan-seared them. But that still allowed for a similar, grilled, glazed, taste and look.
There really is not much to say about this recipe. It is super fast, super easy, super flavourful, and you probably have most of the ingredients at home (there are minimal ingredients as it is). Also, the pork chops I buy are small, thin, 4oz each, and so it makes the perfect serving size!
Side note: I am notorious for cutting my meat in half to make sure it’s done in the middle. I am also shocked at how big the chops look in the photo – because I swear they are each little palm-sized chops!
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
-2 boneless 4oz pork chops
-1/8cup soy sauce
-2 cloves minced garlic
-salt and pepper, to taste
-Preheat grill or griddle to medium heat.
-In a small mixing bowl, combine honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and garlic.
-Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Brush each pork chop with prepared sauce on both sides.
-Place pork chops on hot grill and cook for about 5 minutes on each side (or until cooked through), basting frequently.
Additional pork chop recipes seen on Never The Same Dish: