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Weekly Meal Deal: Pomegranate Citrus Glazed Pork Chops

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I am feeling like a gourmet chef this evening!  I am basking in the glory of my newest creation!  I was contacted last week by POM Wonderful.  They are the people behind the Pomegranate.  I was so excited!  I don’t think the POM wonderful people could have  possibly known that I am like addicted to Pomegranates.

I am that crazy lady at the store who will pay the ridiculous price that they charge for pomegranates when they are in season.  Then, I rush home and hide them from my daughter who is also a big fan.  I will typically just sit down and eat them.  So,  when I was asked to come up with a recipe I had to think about it.  I usually just eat them.  I never really thought about making something with them.

Apparently I will be one healthy Mama.  Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants!  To learn more about their health benefits go HERE.

I came up with this recipe on my own!  Just started throwing some things together in the old kitchen this afternoon.  If I do say so myself It is by far the best dish I think I have ever cooked!  Yes, I tasted the Caramel Apple Pork Chops!  This is better!

My daughter, who typically doesn’t like pork.   Was almost finished with her first pork chop before I sat down.   She ate 2!  Which I was totally unprepared for.  So, then I had my hubby complaining that there wasn’t enough for him!  You may want to make extra!  Just warning you…it’s that good!

Pomegranate Citrus Glazed Pork Chops

Printable Version Here

  • 4 pork loin chops (bone in or out)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 1 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 TBSP corn starch
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils (Seeds)

These are super easy! Not to mention delicious!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix spices in a small bowl (ginger, garlic salt, onion powder and paprika.)
Rub spices into both sides of the pork chops.

I just sprinkled the spices directly onto the pork chops.
I just sprinkled the spices directly onto the pork chops.

Place about 1 TBSP olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat.

Sear both sides of the pork chops, (About 2 minutes per side),  And place in a large baking dish.

Already smelling good!
Already smelling good!

In the large skillet add 1 cup pomegranate juice and 1 cup orange juice.  Heat on medium stirring up the cooked on bits of pork.DSCN3002

After cooking for 1 minute, remove 1 cup of the sauce and pour over pork chops.

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Bake pork chops for about 20 minutes or until done depending on the thickness of the chops.DSCN3011

While pork chops are baking continue to cook sauce in skillet adding the remaining 1 cup pomegranate juice, and ¼ cup pomegranate arils.  Stir in the corn starch to thicken the sauce.   Once sauce is thick, keep on low heat until pork chops are finished.

I threw in a couple orange slices.
I threw in a couple orange slices.

Serve with white rice, and pour sauce over pork chops.  You can then sprinkle with some pomegranate arils.  DSCN3013

This is so mouth watering!  Perfect for Sunday or when having company.   Easy enough for any night of the week!

As for the weekly meal deal.  There really weren’t any great meat sales at Publix this week.  I chose to post this recipe instead of doing a price match-up this week.  However, the Pomegranates are 2/$4.  You could make this meal rather inexpensive if you already have the Pork chops in the freezer!

Plus…a big thanks to Karen who emailed me about the $1 off 2 or more POM Wonderful Pomegranates in the Publix publication Greenwise Market. I completely forgot about that one!

Stay tuned! A Few Short Cuts Holiday Baking Bonanza Begins this weekend.  Learn all the details soon!

*Full Disclosure

POM Wonderful did contact me and offer to send me a bottle of pomegranate juice.  I have not received it yet.  This is my own original recipe, and my own thoughts on the product.  I was not paid to post this recipe.

Comments

  1. nancy says

    I am excited to see what your reciepe post the closer we get to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    I am sure they will be good.
    I am going to make the pecan pie bars for dessert for Thanksgiving and a friend is maing apple dumpings.

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