I’m not the biggest fan of meat. Honestly, the idea of eating an animal turns my appetite off. I don’t have a problem with it per say, I just don’t enjoy it. I’m also not big on veggies. I have always had to force myself to eat them.
But, this recipe changes all of that. This is one of those few dishes that has me hankering for more. My personal favorite way to make this is with pork chops and green beans, but you could try it with any meat or veggie. Chicken breasts or even steaks would be worth a try. It is also amazing with asparagus.
In order to have the best meat flavor, it’s good to let the meat soak in the sauce all day. I like to do it in the morning (no rush), and let it sit throughout the day. But, even if you have to make this recipe last minute, it is still delicious. If the meat hasn’t had a chance to soak, it helps to cut the meat in half so the sauce soaks in more quickly.
I hope you enjoy this amazing and healthy recipe!
Sweet & Tangy Pork Chops
1/4 cup honey
1 lemon (juice of)
3 TBS soy sauce (optional)
3 TBS minced garlic
4 pork chops (or meat of choice)
2 cups cooked rice
2 servings veggie of choice
First, combine the honey, lemon, garlic and soy sauce in a bowl.
After seasoning your meat, use a pastry brush or spatula to spread the sauce over each piece. Then place in a baking dish, pour remaining sauce over the top, and cover. Keep in the fridge for several hours.
About an hour before you want to eat, start the rice according to the directions on the package.
Once the water is boiling and you have put the rice in the pot, sear both sides of each pork chop (or another choice of meat) in a large skillet and make sure the chops are cooked all the way through, but not any longer than needed.
Set chops aside.
Pour all sauce into skillet, and add all veggies into skillet. Stir around skillet on high for a few minutes until garlic bits are browned and veggies are starting to soften.
Add chops into the skillet and turn the heat on medium low. Cover and let cook until rice is finished.
Serve pork chops & veggies over rice.
5 thoughts on “Sweet & Tangy Pork Chops”
My husband was just complaining a few weeks ago that I never make “real” meat (because apparently chicken doesn’t count). Saving this, it looks like a winner!
Oh my goodness, my husband says the same thing! I make chicken all the time but apparently it doesn’t count. Haha.