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Pork Chops Dijonnaise

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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.

Pork Chops Dijonnaise on a white plate with carrots

Why You Should Make Dijon Pork Chops 

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.

Tips for Making Pork Chops with Mustard 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.

Pork Chops Dijonnaise on a rectangular serving tray with a drizzle of mustard sauce

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Origin of Chicken and Pork Dijonnaise?

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.

What is Dijon Mustard?

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.

What is the Dijonnaise you put on sandwiches?

Durkee’s makes a condiment that is also known as dijoinnaise which is a mixture of mayonnaise and mustard.

More Easy Pork Recipes

If you love pork as much as my family does, there’s nothing better than finding some EASY pork chop recipes. If you’d rather cook a pork tenderloin, these Apple Topped Pork Medallions are a family favorite! And in the summer, we love grilling using this Best Pork Marinade!

Pork Chops Dijonnaise

The Recipe: Pork Chops Dijonnaise

A tasty pork version of the classic chicken Dijon!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan. Add minced shallots and cook until tender. Add chops and brown on each side.
  2. Lower heat and cook until internal temperature of pork chops is 140 degrees. Remove from pan and tent with foil.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 pork chop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 534Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 173mgSodium: 677mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 42g

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  5. That mustard sauce sounds perfect!

  6. This is the best pork chop recipe by far! It’s always moist and perfect!

  7. Super yummy recipe Liz! You’re using lean pork chops in this one, which we often avoid, since -like you mentioned- tend to dry out. We usually grill port chops cut from the neck section (chuck/shoulder) which are fattier and therefore more flavorful. The brine tip sounds like a great idea for using leaner cuts as well though, we’ll definitely give it a try.
    As for the recipe , it’s a fantastic combo that would also work excellent with tenderloin, right?
    Thank you for another delicious post dear!
    Sending you our love,
    Mirella and Panos
    xoxo

  8. We eat more pork than anything else and I love finding a new recipe that yields a moist and delicious chop. Thanks, dear friend!

  9. Mustard sauce is probably my most favorite topping for pork. Your chops look great.

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