Cranberry balsamic pork chops

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Total Time 25 minutes
Serves 4     adjust servings

Cranberry balsamic pork chops are a quick and easy weeknight or date night dinner that brings serious flavor with simple ingredients.


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 thick-cut boneless pork chops (see notes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine (or substitute low-sodium chicken broth)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Season pork chops on both sides with rosemary, salt and pepper. Add to skillet and sear over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.

  3. Add the cranberry sauce, balsamic vinegar and red wine (or chicken broth) and bring to a simmer.

  4. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until pork chops are cooked through, about 8-10 minutes for thick pork chops.

  5. Remove the pork chops to a plate and cover to keep warm.

  6. Turn the heat back up to medium high and reduce the sauce by about half (takes about 3-4 minutes).

  7. Turn off the heat and serve pork chops with extra sauce drizzled on top.

Recipe Notes

Recipe Notes

I use thick-cut pork chops that are about 1 1/2 inches thick. If yours are thinner, the cooking time will be less.

If you want to add a little decadence, stir in a tablespoon of butter when you finish the sauce.

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