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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Oven Roasted Pork Chops and Grilled Veggies


So I haven't had a chance to place any postings as I have been rather busy with work. Equally cumbersome is the fact that I still deal with my tooth extractions. This has been very hard trying to cook while still in a little pain.

Well, I have continued to cook some stuff that is rather healthy. The following recipe is healthy, yet has plenty of good flavor that anyone could enjoy. With that, you can always have a simple sauce/gravy to go with the meat. Two types of sauces that I like to use are the Red Eye Gravy or a Simple Brown Gravy.


6 pork chops
1/2 cup red wine
1 tbsp Worcestershire
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 onion, diced
Veggie kabobs

Start with marinating the meat. Place the pork chops into a bowl and add the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire, garlic, paprika, pepper and salt.
Add the red wine to the meat. Allow to marinade for about an hour in the open covered with saran wrap. This allows the meat to really meld well with the spices. I also find it cumbersome bringing the meat back to room temperature.
Place the marinated porkchops into a baking dish. Add the onions and rosemary sprigs on top of the meat. Place into the preheated oven. Allow to cook for about 1 1/2 hrs.
With vegetable kabobs, get skewers and alternate between mushroom, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, zucchini and red onions. Place them on the cookie sheet.

 Drizzle the veggie kabobs with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Sprinkle with pepper and sea salt. When grilling, its wise to also drizzle some olive oil. This prevents the veggies from sticking to the rack. Allow to grill for about 2 minutes on each side on medium heat. Now keep in mind that I have cast iron grill for the stove. This helps me keep an eye on the veggies.

Notice that the veggies are slightly tender. You don't necessarily want all the veggies to be too tender (unless that is your goal). If you want, you can cover the veggies as you grill. They will continue to cook under the cover (foil preferably). This can make the veggies a little more tender.

I opted to use the leftover  White Rice with Basil and Onions. This was a great meal as it was light and it was really tasty! What is equally tasty is having this with some Red Eye Gravy or a Simple Brown Gravy! Enjoy!


  1. Those kabobs look delicious - I love roasted veggies, especially red onion. And I can almost smell the rosemary and pork...mmmm...

  2. I've been inspired to include these kabobs in my Friday Food Fetish blog. If you have any objections, please let me know :)

  3. You are totally welcome! That would be great!! :)

    1. And thanks for sharing with Made with Love Mondays!