Yummy sizzling pork chops with herb mushroom sauce and topped with honey goat cheese! So good!
Pork Chops are a favorite of mine, no matter how they are made.
This recipe is an old recipe from my Aunt and I have modified it a bit by adding herbs, leeks and honey goat cheese.
I doubt my Aunt would have added the goat cheese, baby bellas and leeks. Her recipe called for thinly sliced onions and button mushrooms.
Try this recipe and I think you will add it to your week day dinners.
You can have your meal on the table in about 25-30 minutes!
- 4 Pork Chops (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 small leak, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup)
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 ounces mushrooms, baby bella mushrooms or you can use oyster or shitake (or all three)
- 1 cup white wine or you can use chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 ounces Deli honey goat cheese, crumbled
- Cut leeks down the center lengthwise and rinse really well to remove any sand or dirt.
- Slice only the white part and set aside.
- Chop the herbs and crumble the cheese and set aside.
- Preheat large heavy skillet on medium high for 2-3 minutes
- Add olive oil
- Salt and pepper each side of the pork chops and brown for 2-3 minutes on each side
- Remove the chops and set aside
- Add the mushrooms and leek slices to the pan juices and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until softened
- Reduce the heat to low and slowly stir in the wine and the herbs
- Return the chops to the skillet and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until the wine has reduced by about 1/2. Do not overcook the chops...the internal temp should be 145 degrees
- Remove the chops to a serving platter and top with the goat cheese
- Add the butter to the herb sauce in the skillet and whisk until blended
- Serve over the chops and cheese.
- The honey goat cheese melts into the sauce and is simply delicious!
- Try it and I think you will agree.
- You can substitute onions for the leeks, but why not live dangerously and experiment! 🙂