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Balsamic Pork Chops with Figs
and roasted Brussels sprouts

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Figs are only available for a few weeks each year and they pair beautifully with pork in this fall-inspired meal. 



Balsamic Pork Chops with Figs:
  • Pork chops, boneless - 4
  • Figs - 8 , wedges (sub red grapes)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 3/4 cup
Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts:
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb , halved
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp


  1. Brussels sprouts / Garlic - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Pork chops - Season with some salt and pepper. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  3. Figs - Slice into wedges. 

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  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.

  2. Toss Brussels sprouts with garlic, vinegar (portion for sprouts), olive oil, and some salt and pepper. Spread out on one sheet pan. Roast in the oven until tender, 22 to 26 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking.

  3. While Brussels sprouts are roasting, heat a large skillet with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Sear pork chops on both sides for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover with a lid or foil, and cook for another 3 to 6 minutes (depending on thickness), until they reach 145F / 63C degrees.

  4. Set pork chops aside, covered, and let rest for about 10 minutes.

  5. Return skillet to stove. If the pan looks dry, add some cooking oil. Add figs, vinegar (portion for pork), mustard, and stock, scraping up any browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Simmer until the figs are very soft and starting to fall apart, 2 to 4 minutes.

  6. Slice pork and transfer to a serving plate. Spoon fig sauce over pork.

  7. Toss Brussels sprouts with lemon juice.

  8. Serve pork chops with Brussels sprouts on the side. Enjoy!



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