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Cherry BBQ Pork Chops with Quinoa.

Cherry BBQ Pork Chops with Quinoa (One-Pot Recipe)


  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Cherry BBQ pork chops and quinoa is an easy pork chops recipe that feeds the family. A gluten-free, healthy one-pot meal.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 4 pork chops (4oz each, 1/2 in thick ) — see notes for the type of pork chops that work best
  • 1 cup quinoa (dry)
  • 1 cup organic broth
  • 1 cup cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup Gluten-free BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp gluten-free BBQ rub/seasoning
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: gluten-free Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. Rinse your quinoa. Clean and trim pork chops if excess fat or skin is on them.
  2. Combine broth and quinoa in a stock pot or dutch oven pot. Mix to combine, then place pork chops on top of quinoa.
  3. Add cherry juice evenly around the pork. Add the oil, BBQ sauce, balsamic vinegar, and spices, including sea salt and pepper.
  4. Cook on medium-low for 70 – 90 minutes. Check at 35- 40 minutes and flip pork chops if you want them coated with more broth/sauce on the other side.
  5. If desired, add Worcestershire sauce, BBQ sauce, and/or additional seasoning/salt on top after cooking.

Notes

If using thin cut pork chops, check for doneness at 40 minutes.

  • Category: Main
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 oz pork and 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • Calories: 442
  • Sugar: 14.9g
  • Sodium: 509mg
  • Fat: 15.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.9g
  • Fiber: 4.6g
  • Protein: 26.1g
  • Cholesterol: 61.5mg

Keywords: BBQ pork chops, post workout meal, quinoa, gluten-free dinner

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