Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pork Be Inspired Bzz Campaign - Cinnamon Sirloin Chops with Peach Sauce

We are fans of pork in my house but when it comes to preparing it, we are pretty boring. Grilled bbq chops are the norm for us. So, when I recently got to take part in a Bzz campaign about pork, I was thrilled to try out a new recipe. is a site that's full of all kinds of good stuff -- information on pork cuts and cooking tips, nutritional info, and lots of recipes. After browsing and reading through some of the site, I decided to make Cinnamon Sirloin Chops with Peach Sauce.

Two of my kids are pretty picky so I was anxious to see what they thought of this dish. What I really loved, besides it being something new and different, was that it was super easy to prepare.

Cinnamon Sirloin Chops with Peach Sauce (I doubled the following recipe for our family of 6)

4 boneless sirloin chops, 1/2 inch thick
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp prepared mustard
1 16-oz can sliced peaches, drained

Combine paprika, flour, salt, cinnamon, and allspice.

Sprinkle mixture on both sides of chops.

Heat oil in nonstick skilled over med-high heat. Brown chops about 2-3 minutes per side, remove from skillet.

Add peaches (I chopped them up a bit) and mustard to pan, cook and stir, scraping up any brown bits from surface of pan. Return chops to pan, cover and simmer 5 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3 minute rest time.

I served the chops with some brown rice and a garden salad. It had a good flavor and everyone at my table enjoyed it. One of the things I learned was that it doesn't take very long to cook a pork chop. I think in the past, I've always been prone to overcooking things, thus leading to my cut of meat being tough and dry.  But, for this dish, I actually used a thermometer to check the temperature and was surprised at how quickly it was ready. The chops were tender and juicy.

If you would like to find some pork recipes to try out for yourself, or learn more about preparing pork, visit

As a participant in the Pork Be Inspired Bzz Campaign, I received coupons for purchasing pork and a digital meat thermometer and bbq brush. I was not obligated to write a positive review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this post are my own.



lilyk said...

This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!