Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Good intentions are not enough. They've never put an onion in the soup yet."
-Sonya Levien, Screenwriter

The refrigerator light goes on...

I love caramelized shallots. That's it. Love them. Not much more to be said than that.


Pork Chops with Caramelized Shallots

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces pork with shallots and sauce

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

This recipe does make great leftovers.

Serve with Plain Mashed Potatoes or Mashed Yams or Cheese Grits or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version

2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sugar
6 medium shallots (peeled; leave whole)
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp rubbed sage
2 tsp unsalted butter
2 4 ounce boneless pork chops
spray oil

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Place the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, shallots, salt and pepper in a stainless or non-reactive pan. Cover and place in the oven. Roast the shallots for about 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes or so.

At about 20 minutes place a large skillet in the oven.

When the shallots are well caramelized remove the pan from the oven. Add the sage and butter and cover.

Increase the temperature of the oven to 375°F.

Spray the pan in the oven with oil and add the pork chops. Sear on one side and let cook for about 6 minutes. Turn and cook for another 7 - 8 minutes.

While the pork is cooking, place the pan with the shallots over low heat. Stir to blend in the melted butter.

When the pork is done, serve topped with the caramelized shallots.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces pork with shallots and sauce

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 319 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value
Total Fat 16g 24%
    Saturated Fat 6g 28%
    Monounsaturated Fat 8g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 354mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A 23% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 5 mcg Potassium 766 mg
Magnesium 44 mg