Blackberry Ginger Pork Chops

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The perfect combination of flavors and nutrients!

Blackberry Ginger Pork Chops

Plain ole’ pork chops don’t have anything on this incredibly flavorful recipe! While the pork chops of our childhood were crispy and coated in layers of breadcrumbs, these Blackberry Ginger Pork Chops are totally different (in the best way possible!).

Don’t get us wrong: We loved the carb-heavy pork chops of our youth. These days, we’re just a lot more health-conscious. If you are looking for a tasty new dinner option that also happens to be waistline-friendly, then this is the recipe for you!

This Dish is Bursting with Delicious Antioxidants and Flavor!

The combination of flavors from the blackberries and ginger pair perfectly with the tender pork chops.

One of the main ingredients in this recipe is blackberries. This antioxidant-rich fruit is just as beneficial to your health as it is pleasing to your taste buds. Blackberries are loaded with Vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, all of which are essential to your health. They’re also cholesterol-free, sodium-free, and fat-free! So they contribute a whole bunch of nutrients in addition to adding a sweet and fruity flavor to the sauce.

The blackberries aren’t the only flavorful ingredient in this recipe. Fresh ginger adds a kick of earthy-spice to the sauce, and it offers benefits to your immune system. It’s rich in antioxidants and provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects to your body.

Lastly, compared to other spices, cinnamon is a cut above the rest. It also offers antioxidant benefits, as well as antimicrobial properties and anti-inflammatory properties. This spice adds a strong, warm flavor to the blackberry ginger sauce. 

High-Protein with Fewer than 300 Calories Per Serving

This blackberry ginger porkchop recipe is a delicious and high-protein dinner option.

Center cut pork chops rival chicken breasts as far as a healthy, complete protein is concerned. Each serving of this Blackberry Ginger Pork Chop recipe contains a whopping 30 grams of protein, 9 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and comes in at fewer than 300 calories per serving! 

Speaking of heart health, garlic adds one more layer of nutritional benefits to this dish. Garlic is well-known for its ability to lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and boost the flavor of any recipe!

Side Dishes to Compliment these Pork Chops

Give this delicious dinner a boost with a tasty side dish of fresh veggies or cinnamon apples!

If you need help choosing a side dish or two to serve with this recipe, we can help!

A classic side for pork chops is apple sauce, but you may want to try making these Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples instead. Of course, if you’d rather stick with the classic, we have a great Instant Pot Applesauce recipe, too! Our 3-Ingredient Broiled Asparagus, Easy Garlic Lemon Green Beans, or even our Apple and Endive Salad would also pair well with these pork chops.

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Blackberry Ginger Pork Chops

This healthy dinner option is bursting with complementary flavors and loads of essential nutrients!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 each
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon ginger fresh, grated
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 lemon juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 pork chops center cut
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • In a small sauce pot, heat blackberries, ginger, honey, water, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice and zest over medium high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  • While the sauce is cooking, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Season pork chops with granulated garlic and pepper, then sear in skillet for 5 minutes each side.
  • Reduce heat, add broth and cover to finish cooking, about 10-15 minutes. Check after 7-8 minutes, to be sure chops are cooked through but not overcooked. Internal temperature should be at least 145 degrees F. Plate and drizzle with blackberry ginger sauce.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1each | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Budget-Friendly

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Chef Sallie

Chef Sallie is a personal chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor. She specializes in providing healthy meals for athletes, designed to prevent injury, promote healing and provide fuel for peak athletic performance. Her recipes are designed to use seasonal, whole ingredients. Her in-home cooking classes show her clients which ingredients can be used to help treat specific health issues and improve their quality of life. She is dedicated to the idea that delicious, healthy meals can be easily prepared and accessible regardless of budget.

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  1. This recipe looks great but I don’t see where the “broth” is in the ingredients you are supposed to finish cooking the pork chops in – can you elaborate?

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