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March 2019 USWM Featured Chef, Steph Lodge shares this mouth-watering recipe for Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops. It’s a quick and easy recipe that you’ll enjoy sharing with your family and friends.

As you might expect, Balsamic Vinegar has its origins in Italy. It’s dark colored and has a richly flavored from freshly crushed grapes. The whole grape is used in the process which gives the finished vinegar a complex flavor profile. You’ll find it commonly used as the base marinade in many fine restaurants.

US Wellness Pork is sourced from farms with a dedication to sustainable farming methods. Our pork comes from 1960’s heritage breeds that have outstanding flavor.

Recipe Author: Steph Lodge | The Athlete’s Kitchen

USWM Shopping List: Fresh Cut Pork Chops


  • 2 pork chops
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions For Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. In a small saucepan, mix the balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil and thyme
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until it becomes a paste-like substance
  4. Sear the pork chops on both sides in an oven-safe skillet (preferably iron)
  5. Brush the pork chops with the glaze and set in the oven to roast for up to 8 minutes

Meet The Chef:

stephanie lodge

Steph is a writer, competitive weightlifter and nutritional consultant with a passion for health and wellness. She is the founder of The Athlete’s Kitchen, a website dedicated to providing its audience with articles, recipes and the latest nutritional information on their favorite foods. Find her on instagram or at