Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

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Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese
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
421
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
30%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
34%
Cholesterol
82mg
27%
Protein
30g
59%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
39µg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
12.8%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
37.4%
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
14µg
17%
Calcium
140mg
14%
Fiber
8g
30%
Folate (food)
19µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
42%
Phosphorus
393mg
56%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
741mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
23.6%
Sodium
1406mg
59%
Thiamin (B1)
0.8mg
53%
Zinc
3mg
19%

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