3 Step Pork Chops

While there is something to be said for recipes that push the envelope, expand our palates, and explode our minds (ie. the bacon choco taco), making tasty, good for you food doesn't have to take all day, or a culinary degree.

Case in point, these three step pork chops. Pastured pork chops, marinated in Tessemae's Paleo Zesty Ranch Dressing, broiled in the oven. BAM! Dinner done and in your mouth with minimal mess and stress.


1lb pastured pork chops
3oz Tessemae's Zesty Ranch Paleo Dressing (if Tessemae's isn't available in your area, it's basically a simple vinaigrette that you can prepare by combining good olive oil, white wine vinegar, and fresh herbs like parsley, oregano, and basil with some salt and pepper)


Put the pork chops in a bowl.  Add ~3oz of Tessemae's dressing, thoroughly coating the pork chops.  Cover the bowl and put in the refrigerator.  Allow the pork chops to marinate at least 3 hours, but  overnight is preferable.

To cook, turn your oven to the "broil" setting (typically around 500 degrees).  Let your iron skillet (or other oven safe cookware) preheat with the oven.  When the oven is hot, remove the skillet using a heat-safe oven mitt (do not grab with your bare hand!) and place the pork chops on it.  Return the skillet to the oven for 5 minutes.  At the five minute mark, flip the pork chops and allow them to broil for an additional 5 minutes.

When the pork chops are brown and the meat firm but yielding remove them from the oven and transfer the chops to a serving platter.  Let them rest for 2-3 minutes before eating to allow the juices to disperse in the meat.

Serve with a nice side salad.

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Tony is the host of the Paleo Magazine Radio podcast, author of "Paleo Grilling: A Modern Caveman's Guide to Cooking with Fire", and Cofounder of Powerful PT, an innovative information resource for Fitness Professionals. He has appeared on numerous local and national television and radio broadcasts and regularly hosts healthy cooking workshops and informational lectures. He is also a full-time Personal Trainer and Wellness Consultant who lives in Jacksonville Florida with his wife Jamie.
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