Blackberry Glazed Pork Chops

Don’t forget! This Saturday 2/2 @ 5:30pm is our Paleo Pitch-in Meeting.

  • Bring a main dish, side dish, or dessert.
  • If your main dish or side dish includes a *fruit* as the special ingredient, your name goes into a pot to win a $15 Butchers block Gift Cart.  To be added to the drawing, it must be a dish that isn’t only fruit.
  • Write or print your recipe off for others to take a picture of or copy!*

** Not sure what to make? PaleOMG is a great resource for recipes that incorporate fruit into paleo dishes! Check out her Blackberry Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients
  • 1-2lbs US Wellness Meats Pork Chops
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Turn your grill on!! If you don’t know how to light it, I can’t help you.
  2. Place pork chops on a plate and cover your pork chops in some cinnamon, thyme, salt and pepper on both side and press into the pork chop.
  3. While your grill heats up, place a small saucepan over medium heat on your stove top and add your blackberries, balsamic vinegar, water, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Let the sauce begin to mix together, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
  5. Turn heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Then pour half of the sauce into a bowl (you can leave the blackberries in the saucepan because you’ll just use them to top your chops off later).
  7. Use a glazing brush to glaze one side of your pork chop then place that glazed side down onto your grill.
  8. Then glaze the other side, cover grill and let cook for 5-7 minutes per side. I glazed each side of my pork chop probably 3-4 times to make sure as much blackberry sauce as possible could be soaked up by the chop. Make sure your chop is cooked on both sides and cook completely through before removing from grill. (took me about 12-14 minutes total).
  9. Once your pork chops are all done cooking, add to plate and top with your leftover blackberry sauce that has been simmering and thickening up.
  10. Then eat until your cry. So delicious.
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The Paleo diet is simple yet remarkably effective for fat loss and halting or preventing a number of degenerative diseases. To reap the benefits of the most effective nutritional strategy known, one need simply build meals from the following: * Lean proteins (ideally) grass fed meat, free range fowl and wild caught fish * Seasonal fruits and vegetables * Healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, olive oil, and coconut oil Our 6 week challenge will help you ease your way into the Paleo Diet. Regardless of your fitness or health goals, you WILL look, feel and perform your best on the Paleo diet. For most people the fact the Paleo diet delivers the best results is enough. Improved blood lipids, weight loss and reduced pain from autoimmunity is proof enough. Many people however are not satisfied with blindly following any recommendations, be they nutrition or exercise related. Some folks like to know WHY they are doing something. Fortunately, the Paleo diet has stood not only the test of time, but also the rigors of scientific scrutiny. View all posts by hcfchallenge

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