Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

We're proud of the hard work we've done to continually raise our standards for raising farm animals. For example, while federal regulations prohibit the use of hormones in raising pigs, we also have these standards: no antibiotics ever, vegetarian diet, raised on family farms, and not restrained in gestation or farrowing crates. Plus, our pork tastes great!

2
Servings
212
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups water
  • 1/4 Cup Dijon mustard, divided
  • Salt and pepper
  • Four 2 1/4-ounce thin-cut boneless pork loin chops
  • 2 Teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ripe but firm Bartlett pears, cored and quartered
  • 2 Tablespoons blue cheese crumbles

Directions

In a 1-gallon storage bag, combine water, 3 tablespoons mustard, 1 tablespoon salt, and pork chops. Shake well and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours; drain well, discarding brine. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high heat. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon mustard and oil in a small bowl and brush all over pears and pork chops. Grill, flipping halfway through, until pork is golden brown and just cooked through, and pears are barely charred and still juicy, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to plates, garnish with blue cheese, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
28g
22%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
276µg
39%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
30µg
33%
Calcium, Ca
190mg
19%
Choline, total
15mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
106µg
27%
Iron, Fe
12mg
67%
Magnesium, Mg
58mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
196mg
28%
Selenium, Se
10µg
18%
Sodium, Na
346mg
23%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
201g
7%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Grilled Pork Chop Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Grilled Pork Chop Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.