Mr. Food: Pork Chops with Bacon-Onion Marmalade

Instead of making pork chops the way you always do, we suggest giving these a try! They’re weeknight-perfect and the bacon-onion marmalade delivers a whole lot of flavor. So, grab a skillet (we suggest a cast-iron one, if you have it!) and get ready to cook up something new and delicious for dinner tonight!

What You’ll Need

  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 slices crispy-cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 (1-inch thick) pork loin chops
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute onion 6 to 8 minutes or until soft. Add balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; heat 3 to 4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in bacon and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, combine flour, paprika, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper; mix well. Place milk in another shallow dish. Dip pork chops in milk, then in flour mixture, coating completely. Then, dip again in milk and flour mixture.
  3. In a large cast iron skillet, heat shortening over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Add chops and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through and coating is golden. Drain on paper towel-lined platter. Spoon bacon and onion mixture over pork chops, and serve.