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Cranberry Rosemary Pork Chops

Sweet and savory Pork Chops drenched in a balsamic cranberry sauce and topped infused with fresh rosemary and lemons. These chops are tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. Whole30, Paleo, Keto Gluten and Dairy Free. 

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 6 boneless pork chops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cups beef broth (no sugar added)
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp monk fruit syrup or maple syrup (omit for Whole30)
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 2 ½ lemons
  • 1 1/2 fresh rosemary sprigs (or 1 tbsp dried rosemary)

Instructions

  1. Take the pork chops out of the refrigerator and season on both sides with salt and pepper. Set the chops aside to rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the cast iron skillet to medium high and add the olive oil.
  3. Sear on one side at a time until they are nice and golden brown and then flip and repeat on the other side. About 3-5 minutes on each side.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the beef broth, minced garlic cloves, monk fruit or maple syrup (omit for Whole30), coconut aminos balsamic vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper to taste. Mix together with a spoon until combined. 
  5. Transfer the mixture over the pork chops along with the 1 tbsp ghee and 1 cup cranberries. Make sure the cranberries are evenly distributed. 
  6. Slice the lemon in half and place in the skillet evenly. Once heated, the juice from the lemon will add a ton of amazing flavor. 
  7. Transfer the cast iron skillet with the pork chops to the oven and roast in a 400F oven for about 10-12 minutes. This time will depend on thickness of the pork chops. Make sure to use a thermometer to check the pork.It should read 145F.

Notes

If you want to make the broth a thicker gravy, feel free to do that. For Paleo add 1 1/2 tbsp tapioca flour dissolved in 2 tbsp water OR 1/4 tsp xanthan gum for Keto. Add the tapioca or xanthan gum to the broth once done cooking in the oven.

Make sure to use a meat thermometer to check the internal temp of the pork chop. It should read 145F.

Season according to taste with salt and pepper. 

Use fresh or dried rosemary. 

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Pork Chops, Rosemary Pork Chops, Cranberry Pork Chops, Pork