Did you see that Giant Eagle has their Whole Boneless Pork Loins (cut to order) on sale for $1.99/lb this week? I usually get two pork loins when Giant Eagle runs this sale. I have them cut so about 1/3 is a roast, and the other 2/3 cut into chops. Sometimes I’ve had to ask the butcher to do this, but sometimes they have packages in the meat cooler already cut the way I like them. If you need to ask the butcher, just grab a whole pork loin out of the cooler, take it over, and pick it up when it’s ready (usually less than 10 minutes). I freeze the pork chops in a single layer in freezer bags, and then I can pull out as many as I need for dinner.
I love boneless pork chops because they’re pretty lean meat, the family likes them, and I have a few simple recipes that provide enough variety that we don’t get sick of them. They’re easy on the grill or the Foreman, or lightly seasoned and baked in the oven, but my Crock Pot recipes are the go-to ones for busy days, especially because I can throw in frozen chops and a few other ingredients in the morning, and dinner’s magically ready in the evening–they show up pretty frequently on our weekly meal plans!
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