Okay, people. If pork chops smothered in caramelized onions and ooey gooey cheese doesn’t get your fire started, then your wood is wet! These are oh so delish, and really easy to prepare.
To get started, grab yourself a large ziplock bag. Dump in 1/2 cup olive oil. Zest one lemon and add that to the bag.
Then squeeze the juice from half the lemon into the bag.
Mince up 3 garlic cloves and throw those in.
Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp parsley, and 1/2 tsp rosemary.
Use your hand to squish it all around and it will look like this. Which, frankly, looks pretty gross, but it will make your pork taste awesome. And that’s what matters here folks.
Then, put your pork chops into the bag. I like boneless chops that are cut around 1/2″ thick. Turn the bag and massage it a bit to make sure that the chops are well coated with the marinade.
Now just toss the bag in the fridge to hang out for a couple of hours, or even overnight. I usually do this in the morning sometime and let them chill out (get it, *chill* out? Okay. Never mind.) until supper time.
About 30-45 minutes before you’re ready to eat, slice up a nice onion.
Put some butter in a saute pan to melt. Then add the onions.
Cook the onions over a medium heat for the first 10-15 minutes to soften them up some, stirring here and there.
Then reduce the heat to low and let them slowly start to caramelize. Again, stir them every once in a while. Just let them cook until they turn a nice dark golden brown.
Now, take your chops out of the fridge. Remove from bag and place in a baking dish (discard marinade). Broil for about 5 or 6 minutes on each side, or until done.
Then, place caramelized onions on top of each chop.
Top with some shredded colby-jack cheese.
Broil for another couple minutes until the cheese gets all melty and yummy and dreamy.
Now, stuff your face.