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I’m going to talk about something that’s near and dear to a lot of people’s hearts—bacon.

Good, now that I have your attention. I’d love to share a recipe with you.

I love to try new recipes. I also love to make recipes my own. I originally saw this in Leanne Ely’s Saving Dinner and gave it a try. Ely’s dish called for chicken, but one night I decided to mix things up a bit and substitute a family favorite—bacon-wrapped pork chops.

One of my favorite things about this dish is its layers of flavor. The bacon-wrapped chop obviously brings a great, savory flavor, but the citrus from garlic lime sauce adds a nice balance.

I like to serve this with Lemon Basil Pasta and steamed broccoli. Lemon Basil Pasta is our family’s incredibly easy and yummy go-to side dish.  As children, my husband and I were overdosed on potatoes, and this pasta is a light-tasting alternative. To prepare, cook 4 cups of rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Go once around the pot with the olive oil – Rachael Ray style. Add about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Sprinkle in some salt, pepper, basil, garlic salt, and parsley.  Adjust lemon juice and spice flavors to your preference. Top with grated Parmesan.

This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare and tastes great too!

Enjoy. Oh, and if you feel so inclined, don’t be afraid to make it your own.
Diane

I love to try new recipes. I also love to make recipes my own. I originally saw this in Leanne Ely’s Saving Dinner and gave it a try. Ely’s dish called for chicken, but one night I decided to mix things up a bit and substitute a family favorite—bacon-wrapped pork chops.

One of my favorite things about this dish is its layers of flavor. The bacon-wrapped chop obviously brings a great, savory flavor, but the citrus from garlic lime sauce adds a nice balance.

I like to serve this with Lemon Basil Pasta and steamed broccoli. Lemon Basil Pasta is our family’s incredibly easy and yummy go-to side dish.  As children, my husband and I were overdosed on potatoes, and this pasta is a light-tasting alternative. To prepare, cook 4 cups of rotini pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to pot. Go once around the pot with the olive oil – Rachael Ray style. Add about 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Sprinkle in some salt, pepper, basil, garlic salt, and parsley.  Adjust lemon juice and spice flavors to your preference. Top with grated Parmesan.

This recipe is incredibly easy to prepare and tastes great too!

Enjoy. Oh, and if you feel so inclined, make it your own.
Diane

Bacon-wrapped Garlic Lime Pork Chops

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 6 boneless bacon-wrapped pork chops
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 4 T lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Directions

  1. On a dinner plate, mix together first seven ingredients.
  2. Sprinkle mixture on both sides of pork chops.
  3. In a skillet, heat butter and olive oil together over medium-high heat.
  4. Sauté pork chops until golden brown, about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove pork chops and add lime juice and chicken broth to the pan, whisking up the browned bits off the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cook until sauce has reduced slightly.
  7. Add pork chops back to the pan to thoroughly coat.

 





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