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Pork Chops with Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Course Pork
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic vinegar, onions, pork chops
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 333 kcal


  • 4 pork chops 4 bone-in center-cup pork chops 6 ounces each (1 to 1 ½ thick)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion 1 large onion halved and thinly sliced
  • salt salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper 2 teaspoons coarse ground black pepper
  • cup balsamic vinegar ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
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  1. In a very large skillet heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook stirring frequently until soft and caramelized, about 20 minutes. Transfer the onions to a bowl and set aside.

  2. Pat the chop dry with paper towels and rub with salt and pepper both sides.

    Return the skillet to the heat and add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high. Add all the pork chops, making sure that they are not crowded in the skillet, you may have to cook the chops in 2 batches. Cook the chops until well-browned on one side, around 5 minutes, make sure that they do not burn. Turn and cook the other side until the chops are done. If they start to burn, lower the heat to medium. Remove from the heat and place in a dish, cover with aluminum foil and let them rest.

  3. Meanwhile, put the skillet back to medium heat and add the balsamic and scraping the skillet. Add the caramelized onions and simmer gently and the vinegar is reduced to coat the onions. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the fresh thyme. Serve over the pork chops immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Chops with Balsamic Caramelized Onions
Amount Per Serving
Calories 333 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 71mg3%
Potassium 577mg16%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 24IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.