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Plum Delicious Pork Chops

I cook a lot with jam. Mostly because I tend to have quite a bit of jam on hand and it is just so easy to whip up a quick and easy flavorful dinner. Feeling inspired to cook at home this week and this was a low mess dish so I made these pork chops, added some mashed potatoes and asparagus for sides and had an easy no fuss meal.


Yumm plum!


Plum Delicious Pork Chops

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

1/4 cup Little Black Box plum jam

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

4-6 boneless pork chops


  1. Place first 6 ingredients in a plastic zip top freezer bag. Kneed the bag so the ingredients are mixed together, add the pork chops and return to refrigeration for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  2. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat, add the pork chops (I did 2 batches of 3) cook to desired doneness. Remove the chops from heat but keep warm.
  3. Add remaining marinade to the sauté pan and reduce for 2 minutes, that’s your sauce and dinner is served!

Turkey Burgers with Pear Honey Habanero Jam and Asiago Cheese

This might have been the BEST turkey burger I have ever had, no seriously. Full of flavor quick and easy to put together with only a little grocery shopping to do and it’s really healthy!

I am always in search of a new way to use jam. We made a delicious Pear Honey Habanero Jam and it is amazing when incorporated into this handmade turkey burger. Pepper Jelly is usually made with copious amounts of sugar but this one is sweetened with honey making it a better pepper jelly choice and if you like heat you could add a little to the burger bun too!. Honey as a sweetener gives it more heat than traditional pepper jelly, still sweet but the heat is there for sure. Many people think turkey is a flavorless meat and in ground form it can be dry without seasoning of some sort I can’t disagree but I was so excited for this and it didn’t disappoint. I added tomato, arugula and served it on an onion bun with a side of sweet potato fries.




1/2 pound ground turkey

3 Tablespoons Pear Honey Habanero Jam

1/4 cup chopped green onions chopped small

1 ounce shredded asiago cheese plus more to top the burger

1/2 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon of chopped garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 burger buns


Mix together the turkey, jam, green onion, asiago cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Form into patties about one inch thick. Brush with a little more olive oil and grill till charred about 5 minutes on each side, add a pinch of salt and pepper just before removing from the grill. Toast buns cut side only for a minute or two on the grill and dinner is served.