Since I was getting a little bored with basic chicken every week when I did my bulk cooking, I decided to spice things up a bit this week. I did a lot of searching online for ideas that seemed yummy and easy.
I found a lot of great ideas, but they all took so many ingredients! So I decided to take the ideas that I was finding online and simplifying them to make it something that I wouldn’t have to buy a ton of ingredients for.
And this is what I came up with.
Honey-Dijon Pork Chops
What You Need:
Here’s What To Do (it’s seriously so simple!)
Put the pork chops in a zip bag.
Measure out about 1/4 cup of Dijon mustard and pour into the bag.
Measure out about the same amount of honey and pour into the bag.
Finely chop some garlic (I used 2 cloves because I love garlic!) and put that into the bag.
Zip up the bag and let most of the air out. Then massage the mustard/honey/garlic mixture all over the pork chops.
Put the bag into the fridge and let it sit for about an hour or two.
When you are ready to cook, pre-heat the oven to 425.
Take each pork chop out of the bag and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Pepper the top and bottom on each pork chop.
Cook in the oven until they are done (for me it took about 25 minutes).
Take them out of the oven and set them onto a chopping board or other surface to rest (you don’t want them to stay on the hot baking sheet or they will continue to cook).
Since I was doing this for bulk cooking, I portioned out my pork into my dinner containers (I forgot to get a picture of how beautiful they looked before I cut them up).
Seriously, that’s it! They were so delicious, flavorful, and juicy! When I made them, I used closer to 1/2 cup of the mustard and honey and that was way too much. There was so much marinade on the pork when I removed them from the bag that I had to wipe them off a little.
I’ve had this for the past 2 days so far, and I’m really enjoying it! You can probably use the same marinade for chicken and maybe for fish as well.
This will totally be a part of my regular food planning from now on and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have!
Seriously, I can’t believe how far I’ve come in my cooking over the last month. I started out scared to cook at all and now I’m creating my own recipes!