Pork Chops Dijonnaise
Pork is a popular entree at our house. Often I’ll take my favorite chicken dijon recipe and whip up Pork Chops Dijonnaise, with a creamy mustard sauce!
Easy Pork Recipes are terrific for weeknight meals, yet many, like this pork chop recipe, are delicious enough for company.
Why You Must Make
This is a riff on my mom’s Chicken Dijon, except I add minced shallot and some grainy mustard to the mix. Using bone-in pork chops is imperative for flavorful, juicier, and even more tender meat.
- This easy pork chops recipe is super simple to prepare making it perfect for weeknights.
- Even though it’s an easy recipe, it’s elegant and special enough to serve to company!
- This simple sauce is fabulous on chicken, too, so there are TWO recipes to add to your dinner repertoire.
- Kitchen Staples – Olive Oil, Butter, Kosher Salt, Pepper
- Shallot – Aromatics like onions, garlic, leeks, and shallots add an additional level of flavor.
- Thick, Bone-In Pork Chops – The bone provides extra flavor.
- Dry Vermouth – Alcohol, like salt, is a flavor enhancer. You may use a dry white wine instead.
- Dijon Mustard – Adds a clean, sharp mustard flavor that’s required for a Dijonaise sauce. Grey Poupon is a popular brand.
- Heavy Cream – At least 36% butterfat. Adds a creamy richness to the sauce.
- Purchasing thicker-cut chops minimizes the chance of them drying out while sauteing. When I was growing up, pork was much fattier, therefore our roasts and chops were rarely dry and always tasty!
- As mentioned above, bone-in chops are definitely more flavorful, but you can use boneless, too, if that’s your preference.
- It’s also important not to overcook, so use your meat thermometer. Pork is now safe to eat when it reaches 145º according to the USDA unless you’re cooking pork organ meats as those need to be cooked to 160º.
- If the hubby is grilling, I’ll often brine the chops to help infuse them with moisture. Even just an hour in a solution of water, salt, and sugar works wonders.
Frequently Asked Questions
In the Burgundy region of France, pork chops were often served with a sauce of mustard, cream, and white wine. This became known as Pork Dijonnaise.
It’s mustard from Dijon, France, made from brown or black mustard seeds, white wine, unfermented grape juice, and seasonings. It’s known for a clean, strong flavor. The best-known brand is Grey Poupon.
Durkee’s makes a condiment that is also known as dijoinnaise which is a mixture of mayonnaise and mustard.
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 4 thick, bone in pork chops
- Seasoning salt (I used Montreal Steak Seasoning)
- 1/3 cup dry vermouth (can substitute white wine)
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons coarse, grainy mustard
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- salt and pepper, optional
- Heat olive oil in a large saute pan. Add minced shallots and cook until tender. Add chops and brown on each side.
- Lower heat and cook until internal temperature of pork chops is 140 degrees. Remove from pan and tent with foil.
- Turn up heat and add vermouth. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in mustards, then heavy cream. Cook a minute or two until the sauce thickens. Taste sauce for seasoning. Add salt or pepper if desired.
- Either add pork chops back into the pan and rewarm in sauce or serve chops with sauce poured over each individual portion.
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Serving Size:1 pork chop
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 677mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 42g