Skillet Pork Chops with Strawberry-Onion Jam

Pork Chops with Strawberry Onion Jam
Cheryl Sternman Rule
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Cook: 30 minutes

This sweet-and-sour strawberry-onion jam can even be made a day or two ahead. (Store in the refrigerator, covered, and bring to room temperature before serving.) Grab your biggest cast-iron skillet for the chops, or make in two batches.


Strawberry-Onion Jam
1tablespoon unsalted butter
1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2medium red onions, diced (about 3 1/2 cups)
1/4teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1tablespoon brown sugar
2tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2pound strawberries, hulled, roughly chopped
4 bone-in pork chops (2 3/4 pounds total), each about 1-inch thick
3tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1tablespoon unsalted butter
Fresh rosemary needles (from one sprig), for garnish


  1. To prepare jam, combine butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, salt and pepper. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until softened and just starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Add brown sugar and vinegar, let bubble briefly, then stir and reduce heat to very low. Cook until glossy and jammy, stirring occasionally, 13 to 15 minutes. Add strawberries, and stir 3 to 5 minutes, until they soften and release their juices. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a food processor. Purée, pour into a bowl and let cool.
  2. To prepare chops, preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Place chops on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle tops with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Rub in with your fingers. Flip chops and oil and season the other side in the same manner.
  4. Place a large cast-iron skillet over high heat. Swirl in the remaining oil and the butter. When butter foams, add chops. Sear undisturbed until a dark crust forms, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook 1 minute. Transfer skillet to oven to finish cooking, about 4 minutes longer. The centers should be juicy and just slightly pink. Remove from oven and let stand, covered loosely with foil, 3 to 5 minutes. Serve the chops with the strawberry-onion jam.

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Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 481
  • Fat 28g
  • Cholesterol 119mg
  • Sodium 531mg
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Protein 42g