Garlic Mushroom Pork Chops with Quinoa

pork chops plated with mushroom sauce

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Grilled pork chops smothered with a garlic mushroom sauce, served with some hearty quinoa for a satisfying meal.



For the pork rub

For the garlic mushroom sauce

For the quinoa


  1. Prepare the pork: Mix the garlic powder, sage and salt in a small bowl. Rinse and pat dry the pork chops, and lay them out on a working surface. Sprinkle half of the spice rub over the chops, and rub it into the meat. Turn the pork over and repeat. Leave the pork with rub out at room temperature (about 20 minutes) as you being making the mushroom sauce.
  2. Cook the quinoa: Heat the water to boiling, stir in the quinoa. Reduce heat to medium low. As you make the mushroom sauce, simmer the quinoa (covered) for 16 to 20 minutes until the water is absorbed.
  3. Make the Mushroom Sauce: Preheat the grill to medium as you start to make the mushroom sauce. To start the mushrooms sauce, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet on medium low heat. Add the onions, and cook until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for another minute, then stir in the mushrooms. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the red wine, sage and thyme. Simmer the mushrooms with the wine for about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Cover the pan and keep on very low heat while you grill the pork chops.
  4. Grill the pork chops: Coat the grill with cooking spray. Place the pork chops on direct heat, and grill for 6 minutes. Turn the pork chops over, and grill on indirect heat for another 6 minutes. Remove the pork chops from the grill, place on a platter. Check for doneness, cooking a couple more minutes if needed. When the chops are done, let them rest for a few minutes before plating.
  5. Plate the dish: scoop about 1/2 a cup of the cooked quinoa onto ones side of your plate. Place a pork chop alongside the quinoa, the top both the pork chop and quinoa with a generous scoop of the mushroom sauce. Enjoy!


Keywords: pork chops, garlic mushroom sauce, quinoa, pork with mushroom sauce

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