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How to make the best, tender, garlic peppercorn pork chops

This week we are featuring a recipe from one of our favorite guest bloggers, Karyl at Karyl’s Kulinary Krusade. Karyl gives us a little history about how she created her delicious garlic peppercorn pork chops. Be sure to visit Karyl at her blog for more of her tasty recipes, restaurant reviews, and so much more.

garlic peppercorn pork chops


  • 2 thick-cut, bone-in pork chops (about 3/4″)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 8 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Vegetables, for grilling
  • Avocado oil/olive oil


  • 2 Tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 Tablespoons high-quality balsamic vinegar



  • 1/2 cup fresh, flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves raw garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil

Garlic peppercorn pork chops


Peel garlic cloves, and put on a piece of aluminum foil. Next, season with salt and pepper, and a drizzle of oil. Close tightly, and put into 400-degree oven for 50 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven, open foil, and let cool for 5 minutes.

Season both sides of pork chops liberally with salt and pepper.

Smash roasted garlic, and smear liberally on both sides of pork chops. Let the chops sit for 30 minutes.

Cut vegetables into thick slices. Season both sides with salt and pepper, and drizzle with oil

Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat. Remove any garlic skin from pork chops, and add to skillet. Sear on both sides, for about 3 minutes per side.

While pork chops sear, heat grill to medium/high heat. I use a gas grill, and heat to 375 degrees. Spray grill with cooking spray or oil spray, to prevent sticking. Add pork chops to grill over direct heat. Cook for about 8 minutes per side, until chops get that beautiful golden color.

Add vegetables to grill, and cook until they reach the desired level of done. Thicker vegetables should go over direct heat, while more delicate vegetables should go over indirect heat.

When pork chops are done, remove from grill and set on a plate to rest. Allow chops to rest for about 5 minutes, so juices redistribute.


In a small saucepan, combine balsamic vinegar and honey. Reduce over low heat until it reaches a thick consistency. If left too long, or over too high heat, it will burn.


In a food processor, combine all chimichurri dry ingredients. Pulse a few times until chopped, and then drizzle in oil until it reaches desired consistency. Don’t overprocess, or it will become too thin and runny.

garlic peppercorn pork chops

Don’t these garlic peppercorn pork chops look absolutely yummy?  And with the tasty dipping sauces, they are even more delicious.

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