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Basil-balsamic chops


Submitted by: Lindsay Tkacsik, Bellingham

1 tray (6-8 pounds or 12 chops) pork loin chops, boneless or bone-in
1 cup olive oil
½ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons honey
3 teaspoons minced garlic (about 9 cloves)
3 teaspoons dried basil
2¼ teaspoons black pepper
3 1-gallon freezer bags, labeled


Rinse and divide chops evenly among the freezer bags.

Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice, and honey in a medium bowl. Divide marinade evenly over the pork.

Into each bag measure 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon basil and ¾ teaspoon pepper.

Seal and freeze.

To cook one entrée: Completely thaw one entrée in the refrigerator.

For outdoor cooking: Prepare a medium fire in a gas or charcoal grill.

Cook chops, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop reads 160 degrees. Discard remaining marinade.

For indoor cooking: Arrange chops on an ungreased broiler pan. Broil chops under high heat, 5-inches from the heat source, turning frequently for 15 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop reads 160 degrees. Discard remaining marinade.

Chicken alternative: Substitute 1 tray pack (about 6 pounds) boneless, skinless chicken half-breasts for the pork chops and grill until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the chicken reads 170 degrees.

Creative leftovers: These leftovers are perfect for wraps, stir fries or omelets, or on a pizza. For basil-balsamic wraps: stir fry leftover rice and bite-size pieces of pork in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until heated through. Wrap in a flour tortilla and add shredded cheddar cheese, black beans, chopped scallion and sour cream.

Comments on: "Freezer Food Friday – Basil-balsamic chops ( or chicken)" (5)

  1. Sounds so good. I love all these new recipes.

  2. I want to try these on the grill. YUM!

  3. YUM that sounds soo good….

  4. Totally late on getting this linked up. Sorry! I am so excited about this Freezer Food meme. Thanks for hosting it!

    I am definitely making those chops. Yum!

  5. […] is my first time jumping in on Freezer Food Friday over at What A Crock!  I am excited about this one.  You know I love to stock up that […]

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