Pork Chop Sandwich

Thursday 16 July 2020

 I took out what I thought was chicken for our supper the other night, but it ended up being boneless pork loin chops. 

I remembered having spied this recipe for a Pork Chop Sandwich on Just a Pinch one day.  It had sounded really delicious with grilled chops and a fabulous sounding sticky balsamic onion relish.

I had filed it in my brain as something I wanted to cook one day and could see no time like the present.  The stars were perfectly aligned, plus I had thawed chops to use up.

Kaiser Buns don't exist over here in the UK, not that I can find at any rate, so I made do with Sesame Seed Brioche Burger Buns. We like them a lot actually so it was not a hardship.

All the bread and buns here in the UK are fabulous.

I created a pork chop seasoning to dust the chops with prior to grilling them. It was very easy to make.  I like making my own seasoning mixes as you know. You know exactly what's in them and there are no preservatives involved.

Pork Chop Sandwich

This one is quite peppery so be warned. Don't overdo it! It does however go really well with pork! Other than the usual suspects of salt and pepper, there is tarragon, thyme, onion and garlic granules, paprika, and lemon pepper . . .


It sounds a bit unsual but it really works well together. I ground them up in my spice grinder to a powder, but you could leave them whole if you want a bit of texture.

The real star is the balsamic onion relish! Oh boy, but I could eat those onions on their own just with a spoon!

I adore anything with Balsamic Vinegar.  (Make sure you use a good one.)  There is also some soy sauce and brown sugar and more pepper involved.  Sticky and sweet, these are quite simply fabulous!

Normally I would have grilled the chops out on the BBQ, but with all the rain we have been having I had to make do with my indoor electric grill.  

I buttered the buns and toasted then under my oven grill before applying the onion relish and the grilled chops.

I have to say these were absolutely fabulous. I can't think of a single thing that would make them any better . . .

Not a single thing.  Perfection.

Pork Chop Sandwich

Pork Chop Sandwich
Yield: 6
Author: Marie Rayner
Something deliciously different to do with your chops! Perfectly seasoned and grilled chops served on toasted buns with a fabulous balsamic onion garnish.


For the chops:
  • 2 boneless chops, 1/2 inch thick
  • pork chop seasoning as below
For the onion relish:
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 1 large spanish onion, peeled, halved and sliced into half moons
  • 2 TBS good balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
You will also need:
  • six kaiser rolls split and toasted


  1. First make the relish. Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet until it begins to foam. Add the onions. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion begins to soften and brown. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Cook for another 7 to 8 minutes over low heat until deep brown and very soft. Scrape into a bowl and set aside.
  2. For the chops. Pound them a bit to tenderise. Season with some of your pork chop seasoning. Prepare your grill to a high temperature. Add the chops. Grill for three minutes on each side. Remove to your toasted buns, topping the chops with some of the balsamic onions to serve.


Perfect Pork Chop Seasoning:  Mix together in a spice grinder, 3 TBS of salt, 1 TBS pepper, 1/2 TBS granulated garlic, 1/2 TBS granulated onion, 1/2 TBS sweet paprika, 1/2 TBS lemon pepper, 1/2 tsp each dried tarragon and thyme leaves, 1 tsp sugar.  Grind together until of an equal consistency  Store in an airtight container in a dark place for up to 6 months.
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We enjoyed these simply with some potato salad and sliced cucumber and tomatoes.  These made the perfect weeknight supper!  

1 comment

  1. Really delicious! Mixed reviews on the onion relish. I loved it but my husband didn't care for it. You can't please everyone. I used fast fry pork chops which I cooked on my grill pan, two minutes on each side.


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