Guest Cook: Erin Ryan’s Basil Pork Chops

Erin invited me over on the 5th for a special new recipe she found. We had a couple of our close friends over, and then we feasted on her fine cooking. As I walked into her apartment, I could smell this aroma of brown sugar and basil with the savory scent of pork. Erin was busy in her kitchen finishing up the last touches and having me try a couple of roasted potatoes in the oven to see if they were done.
“What is that you are making that smells like a love affair soon to be in my mouth?”
I moved in to get a closer look. She told me they were Basil Pork Chops, and she found the recipe on She served roasted red potatoes with them and some peas.

My friend Elise should get paid for her advertising 😉

I tried to make a quick pumpkin loaf cake with ream cheese frosting, but I rushed it. No big… her meal was the star, and I had to share this Basil Pork recipe with you all.
Basil Pork Chops
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Submitted By: Lisa Gilliland
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 4
“These tender, glazed chops sent in by Lisa Gilliland of Fort Collins, Colorado, get great flavor from a little brown sugar, chili powder and dried basil. The fast-cooking entree is sure to make a regular appearance at your dinner table.”
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
4 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops, 1/2
inch thick
1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, basil, salt and chili powder. Gradually stir in 1 tablespoon oil until crumbly. Rub over both sides of pork chops.
2. In a large skillet, cook pork in remaining oil over medium heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © 2012 Printed from 3/5/2012

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