Pork Chops with Rhubarb Sauce

June 21, 2016

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Pork Chops with Rhubarb Sauce

Guest writer: Mary Eloisa, LPCC, NC from Eating With Reverence.

A four-course Spring/Summer meal from the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market.

Course #3

The Recipe


Adapted from Eating Well.


  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 4 bone-in pork chops, 1/2-3/4 inch thick (about 2 pounds), trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fresh apple juice
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 medium shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced fresh rhubarb
  • 1 teaspoon butter


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.
  2. Combine thyme, oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Smear evenly all over pork chops.
  3. Combine juice, broth, honey, shallots and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in small sauce pan.
  4. Cook on med-high, uncovered, until reduced by about half, 10-15 min minutes.
  5. Stir in rhubarb and return to stove top stirring often, until the rhubarb is beginning to break down, 10-15 min minutes more.
  6. Stir in butter.
  7. Oil the grill rack. Grill the pork chops, turning once, until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  8. Serve with the rhubarb sauce.

Click here to get Course #1: Roasted Beet Salad with Fried Goat Cheese Croutons

Click here to get Course #2: Roasted Spring Vegetables with Arugula Pesto

Click here to get Course #4: Raspberry Chile Thumbprint Cookies

This locally inspired recipe is brought to you by Pam Walker. Pam is an avid home cook, writer, and local farm and food activist who is also a board member of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute. Thank you, Pam, for helping inspire us to use locally sourced ingredients!