Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

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Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops
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Addictively Sweet, Umami-Laden Hoisin-Glazed Pork Chops for the Win! 

Your easy weeknight dinner routine just got a little more delicious and a whole lot more interesting! These are our favorite cast iron pork chops and we feel confident in their ability to win over even the toughest critics (kids love them, too!). Served here with our favorite Asian coleslaw, this meal is a match made in heaven. 

Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

Life-Changing Skillet Pork Chops!

Okay, so maybe they’re not actually life-changing, but we can promise dinner time in your home will never be the same. 

Do you ever see delicious-looking pork chop recipes in a magazine or scrolling through your instagram feed and think “Why don’t I cook with pork more often?” We’ve been there. It can be easy to get into the habit of rotating beef and chicken time and time again, but we are finally giving this “other white meat” the love it deserves and we are pretty sure we will never look back.  

We don’t always have a meat-centered entree, but when we do we want it to be two things:

a.) delicious.

b.) paired perfectly with bright veggies for a well-rounded meal.

This hoisin-glazed pork chop recipe meets both of these requirements to a T. We just know it will be the game-changing dish you never knew you needed. 

Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

What Kind of Cuts are Good for Cast Iron Pork Chops? 

A pork chop is a lean cut of meat that comes from the loin of the pig. When you head to the meat department of your local grocery store, you’re offered two options for your pork chop: boneless and bone-in. We know how satisfying it is to bite into a nice juicy bone-in chop, however, we’ve chosen to use boneless pork chops for these cast iron pork chops paired with toasted sesame slaw. They’re every bit as delicious and juicy, but require a little less effort, and are quicker to cook.  

Tender, Juicy Skillet Pork Chops Every Time:

If you want to know how to achieve the juiciest, never-tough skillet pork chops every time, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got all the best tips for cooking up this tasty cut of pork. 

Here’s the skinny…

  • In order to properly sear pork chops, you’ll want a piping hot skillet. We recommend medium-high heat.  
  • Add sesame oil to give some beautiful color to your skillet pork chop and add a lot of flavor, too. 
  • Don’t overcook it! Just 3 minutes on each side will do the trick. Your pork chops should be cooked to 160° and then you are good to go! 

A PSA BROUGHT TO YOU BY TMP:

Don’t be scared of a little pink! The USDA acknowledges that some pink in your pork chops is just fine, just be sure to adhere to the temperature recommendations above. 

Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

Some Big No-No’s: 

  • Tough or chewy pork chop? You’ve overcooked it. (Insert sad face emoji here.) Because pork chops are such a lean cut of meat, they can dry out and become quite chewy very quickly. 
  • Don’t be scared of a bit of fat lining your pork chop, but also don’t serve it cold and colorless. If your pork chop is lined in fat you can trim it, or use that flavor but be sure to render it by searing it first.

The Big Finish: Hoisin Sauce for the Win.   

We love pork chops because they're a blank canvas. Their straightforward taste and texture make for the perfect vehicle for BIG flavor. We’ve finished these skillet pork chops with a hoisin sauce mixture that’s equal parts sweet and savory, and just different enough to shake you out of that dinner time rut. 

Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

Intrigued By This Beautiful Asian Coleslaw? Let's Talk. 

This toasted sesame slaw features tangy notes of bright lime, is tossed in good, creamy mayonnaise, has a touch of honey for sweetness, and is balanced with just a hint of spice. We like to serve this coleslaw in the summertime with all of our grilled meats, but it also pairs perfectly with this hoisin glazed pork chop recipe any time of the year for a complete and satisfying weeknight dinner. 

If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to whip up this show stopping Asian coleslaw, these luscious skillet pork chops would also go beautifully with:

Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

Need More Delicious Pork Recipes? We’ve Got You Covered! 

Here are a few more of our go-to recipes when we are in the mood for pork:

If you make these hoisin glazed pork chops, we’d love to hear about it! Post a picture to Instagram and tag @themodernproper and #themodernproper so we can see how you’re cooking up the other white meat. Happy eating. 

Hoisin Glazed Pork Chops

Serves 4

Hoisin Pork Chops

​4 pork chops, boneless (about 2 lbs)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp ginger minced
⅓ cup hoisin sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar

Toasted Sesame Slaw

2 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sriracha
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
3 cups purple cabbage, shredded
1 cup carrots, shredded
1/2 cup bulb fennel, thinly sliced
1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
1 tbsp black sesame seeds

Method

  1. In a small sauce pan set over medium heat, simmer the garlic, ginger, hoisin and rice vinegar, whisking occasionally until the mixture is fully combined. This takes about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Lightly salt pork chops. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once oil is smoking, place the pork chops in the skillet, cook without turning until well browned, 3 minutes on each side. When an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 135°F, remove the pork chops from the pan. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5-10 minutes.
  3. Serve with hoisin sauce drizzled over top.

* If you are serving these chops with the Toasted Sesame Slaw, mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Enjoy.