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Smoked Pork Chops & Pierogi Dinner

My husband often lobbies for smoked pork chops with pierogi. Balsamic vinegar gives it a sweet and sour touch, which works for ham steak, too. —Barbara Peabody, Green Valley, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 smoked boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 package (1 pound) frozen pierogi (flavor of your choice)
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 7 cups water to a boil. Add beans; cook, uncovered, 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add pork chops; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until heated through. Remove from pan; keep warm. Add butter to same pan. Add frozen pierogi; cook 6-8 minutes or until golden brown and heated through, turning occasionally. Remove from pan; keep warm.
  • In same skillet, bring vinegar to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1-2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve pork chops with pierogi and green beans; drizzle with balsamic syrup.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 437 calories, 10g fat (10g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 1491mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 7g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • bicktasw
    Oct 27, 2020

    I made this for dinner last night and it was a winner! I made a couple changes due to what I had on hand.... I used smoked sausage instead of pork chops, I added a sliced onion to the skillet while cooking the pierogi and I did not reduce the balsamic vinegar. The green beans added a nice crunch and freshness to the finished dish. This recipe is a keeper and I'll be making it again.... next time I'll try it with the smoked pork chops!

  • Janiece
    Mar 8, 2020

    We really liked the flavor combination of this recipe, but the smoked chops were extremely salty! Next time we're going to use regular thin chops and a bit of liquid smoke.

  • annrms
    Oct 14, 2018

    This is a delicious recipe. I used smoked thicker sliced Canadian bacon because the boneless chops were not available at our market. I used fresh farmer's cheese pierogi from a local Polish market, and I used some homemade balsamic glaze that I had in the fridge. The glaze really made the meat and pierogi pop with flavor. I will definitely put this recipe on my keeper list.

  • delowenstein
    Oct 10, 2018

    I made this dish today! I couldn't find smoked pork chops, so I used 2 tsp. of Sweet and Smokey seasoning rub. I had frozen green beans, so I used those. The amounts of butter and olive oil I'd increased and the pierogies I used were 13-oz.. This dish was very tasty.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Oct 6, 2018

    I prepared this dinner tonight and it went together quickly. We had never eaten pierogies so this was a new treat for us Texans. Smoked pork chops is a favorite as are green beans so the overall dinner was delicious. I highly recommend this recipe. Volunteer Field Editor