Hello friends! I’m excited to share my recipe for Sheet Pan Marinated Pork Chops and Veggies today because after a week of entertaining company Tai and I were searching for a easy and healthy dinner and we were incredibly happy to luck into this combo. The pork is savory and marinates quickly. You can marinate it overnight, but in the 20 minutes we had it marinating it still soaked up a lot of flavor. And it caramelized beautifully after broiling it for a few minutes towards the end of baking.
We chose to use broccoli because that’s what we had on hand but this would work well with other vegetables like cauliflower, carrots, sweet potatoes or even green beans. It’s a “clean the fridge” type meal in that you can use whatever is on hand and it will be absolutely delicious. There’s something about roasting vegetables that brings out a great flavor. It’s one of my preferred ways of cooking them!
This past week we had Tai’s dad visit. It was his first time in San Francisco and he loved it! I mean coming from snowy Massachusetts to gorgeous 60 degree weather can’t be that bad, right? I missed out on the first couple of days because I had to drop everything and fly out to Vegas for work to shoot items for a pop up store at Caesars Palace. I felt bad missing out on some quality time with Tai’s dad, but at the same time I couldn’t say no to going to Vegas! It was my first time there and although I didn’t have a ton of free time, I loved seeing the strip and the fountains at the Bellagio. It’s totally worth a trip back at some point.
By the time I got back home, Tai and his dad had seen most of the big tourist sites in San Francisco as well as driving down the coast a bit. We decided to go on a bit of a road trip and go to Yosemite National Park. It was the most gorgeous and lush of the national parks that I have visited (Arcadia, Arches, Canyonlands, Badlands, and Yellowstone) and the size of the sheer granite cliffs is just astounding. Being a photography nut from a young age I’ve always wanted to go to Yosemite and see El Capitan and the Half Dome and to see the sights that Ansel Adams photographed. Yosemite did not disappoint.
I loved taking a small road trip. After driving cross country last year, a road trip of 3 hours felt like nothing 9for reference we drove 600+ miles every day since we were on a tight schedule because I insisted on seeing Mt Rushmore and Yellowstone 😀 ). But even after a “short” trip, we were thankful to be back home and able to sleep in our own bed.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Please let me know your thoughts in the comments section below. Also let me know if you’ve been to Yosemite/what your favorite national park is 😀
Sheet Pan Marinated Pork Chops and Veggies
- 4 Pork Chops
- 2 Cups Broccoli Sliced
- 2 Cups Potatoes Sliced small
- Olive Oil
- 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 4 Tbsp Ketchup
- 4 Tbsp Brown Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 4 Tbsp White Wine
- Combine Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, olive oil and white wine. Dunk pork chops into marinade. Let site 10 minutes or let marinate in fridge for up to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Spread potatoes and broccoli on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Add pork chops and bake for 15 minutes.
- Drizzle rest of marinade onto pan and coat all vegetables.
- Turn on broiler and broil pan for about 5 minutes or until pork chops have caramelized. Enjoy!