Braised Pork Chops with Garlic Butter and Basil

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These braised pork chops will be the last way you cook your pork chops ever again!

Braised pork chops with garlic butter and basil You may also like this recipe for Cinnamon and Sugar Sweet Potatoes

A couple weeks ago I picked up the last pork chops I’d ever get from Zaycon Fresh. If you were one of their customers you probably have had some strong emotions over the past 2 weeks as they suddenly closed their doors and left us all hanging. Thankfully I had received my 25lbs of Pork Chops before the crazy closing. Unfortunately, I did not receive my 40lbs of chicken. <Sad Face>

I digress a bit there. I ordered the pork because it’s Mark’s favorite type of meat, and one we don’t always grab due to tight budgets. That first night after filling our freezer, I walked out of the kids’ bedroom to the most delicious aroma filling our house. 

Braised pork chops in garlic butter and basil Mark was in the kitchen cooking us up a late night adult dinner of braised pork chops. That first bite – oh my word! I was ruined for any other meat flavor. 25lbs of pork chops were going to be cooked just like this because there was a celebration going on on my taste buds. 

You know in the movie Ratatouille when Remi is trying to refine his brothers taste buds? If you haven’t seen it, well just watch this. Then get ready for a pork chop that will bring all that action to your mouth. 

 A few days later I just had to have more of that pork! So I called up Mark at work and asked him to send me the directions so I could get it on the table before he got home. 

Now, this may not be traditional braising, or correct braising, but it’s pretty close, and the final result is a tender piece of pork chop that even kids can enjoy. I paired our braised pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes and a side salad for a balanced plate. 

Braised Pork Chops with Garlic Butter and Basil
Serves 4
The only braised pork chops recipe you'll ever need.
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Cook Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
  1. 4 boneless Pork Chops
  2. 8 TBS Butter
  3. 3 TBS minced garlic
  4. 3 TBS fresh basil
  5. lime juice
  1. In a large frying pan, melt 2 TBS butter.
  2. Sear both sides of the pork chops over high heat. Remove pork from pan.
  3. Add the rest of the butter, garlic, and basil. Turn heat to low, and melt the rest of the butter.
  4. Return the pork to the pan. Cook over medium-low heat for approximately 30 minutes, periodically basting the pork with the butter and herbs. Turn the pork over halfway through cooking.
  5. With 5 minutes left of cooking, splash the pork with lime juice.
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We used the Dorot Gardens garlic and basil that you can find in the freezer section of your grocery store. I love how convenient these are, but they are by no means necessary for this recipe. 

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