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These Fork Tender Balsamic Mustard Pork Chops are SO flavorful and so easy to make! They are the perfect weeknight or entertaining meal. This is an ideal dish for a day when you want to maximize flavor and minimize effort. The browned onions, mustard, and balsamic vinegar work together to transform ordinary pork chops into the shining stars of your dinner table. To evolve the flavor of this dish, experiment with different kinds of mustard!
Balsamic Mustard Pork Chops
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Fork Tender Balsamic Mustard Pork Chops
- 1 pound boneless pork chops
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper omit for AIP
- 4 tablespoons salted butter ghee, or coconut oil, divided (use coconut oil for AIP)
- 1 yellow onion finely chopped (about 1/2 cup) (omit for low-FODMAP)
- 1/4 cup mustard of choice
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley for garnish (optional)
- Season both sides of the pork chops liberally with the salt and pepper. In a very hot frying pan, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Sear the pork chops for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until they have a nice brown color. Transfer the chops to a slow cooker.
- Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the chopped onion to the pan. Sauté for 8 to 10 minutes, until the onion is translucent and slightly browned. Add the mustard and vinegar, whisking to incorporate and working to release the browned bits from the bottom of the pan so that they mix into the sauce. Pour the sauce over the pork chops in the slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 to 7 hours, until the chops are fork-tender. Serve garnished with fresh parsley, if desired.