Honey Dijon Pork Chops are flavorful, delicious, and oh-so versatile! Make them using sous vide, grill them on your patio, or bake them in your oven.
I love using pork in our family meal plans. It’s super easy to prepare and it cooks quickly.
Plus, pork takes on whatever flavor you decide making it super versatile!
This post is sponsored by Wisconsin Pork Producers Association. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Why Cook Pork?
Pork is good for you AND nutritious! Because pork is a lean meat, it’s a great “good for you” source of protein AND it’s heart healthy, which is important to the farmers I’m feeding.
Pork is naturally low in sodium and a “good” source of potassium – two nutrients that can help regular blood pressure.
In fact, the American Heart Association has certified that the pork tenderloin and pork sirloin roast meet the criteria as heart-healthy foods.
This means those cuts of pork contain less than 5 grams of fat, 2 grams or less of saturated fat and 480 milligrams or less of sodium per label serving.
Over the last 50 years, the way farmers raise pigs has changed. Advancements in farming methods, technology and economics have significantly transformed farming.
From a nutrition standpoint, today’s pork is 16 percent leaner and 27 percent lower in saturated fat compared to 26 years ago. In fact, many cuts of pork are as lean or leaner than chicken and provide more vitamins and minerals.
On farms large and small, livelihoods are tied to the land and the health of animals in a farmer’s care. Farmers realize that raising healthy pigs by using good farming practices results in safe, high-quality pork products. More information about pig farming is available at PorkCares.org.
One thing that has remained a constant for farmers: their mission is to produce safe, nutritious food in a responsible manner.
You can find more reasons to eat pork here!
Honey Dijon Pork Chops
These honey dijon pork chops are easy peasy to make! All you need is bone in pork chops – though you could certainly use boneless. Also, grab your honey, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
The recipe card below has instructions on how to make this tasty dish in a variety of ways. Sous vide, grill or bake – it’s your call!
One way you can make these pork chops is by cooking them sous vide – which is immersed in water. But like I said, you can also grill these – hello summertime! or make them in your oven.
Honey Mustard Pork Chops
Now, I have to tell you, there’s a trick to making juicy pork! Make sure you don’t overcook your meat.
Growing up, we ate pork that was generally overcooked, but we have become oh so much wiser! The newer guidelines for a safe internal pork cooking temperature for cuts like pork chops and pork tenderloin is 145 degrees F.
I recommend using a meat thermometer to check your meat. If it still has a tinge of pink to it and it registers at 145 degrees, followed by a 5 minute rest, you’re good to go!
Where can you find pork?
It’s as easy as strolling down the aisle of your local grocery store. And get this…new pork names are being adopted to match the names of beef cut. This will make them easier for you to identify and prepare, so keep a lookout for those new labels the next time you shop!
A few other cuts I love for weeknight meals include pork tenderloin and cutlets.
You can learn more about the variety of pork cuts over at the Pork Board. Check out all the ways you can use this versatile protein!
Other delicious pork recipes:
- Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs with Pineapple
- Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps
- Pork Tenderloin Sheet Pan Dinner
- 4 bone in pork chops
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- Place pork chops in a gallon sized ziptop bag.
- In a small bowl, combine honey, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine into a marinade. Add marinade to the bagged pork chops and distribute marinade. Place in refrigerator for 3-24 hours.
TO COOK VIA SOUS VIDE
- Heat sous vide to a temperature of 145 degrees. Once the water is to temperature, add the bagged pork chops and cook for one hour. For added presentation, you may want to grill these for a minute or two on each side, or skip this step and serve!
- Grill over medium high heat until pork is cooked to a temperature of 145 degrees F. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange pork chops in an oven safe casserole dish. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until pork registers at a temperature of 145 degrees F. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
To make as a freezer meal: Follow instructions for marinating. Remove excess air and lay flat to freeze. Remember to label your bag so you know what you're cooking!
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 36g