Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sweet Melon Pork Chops

These pork chops were absolutely DELICIOUS!  I know, I know, these sound "strange," but I'm here to tell you, sometimes strange is good!

These came to be when I had a very nice morning out with our good friends, Maja, Henry and Luke.  Our families walked together for the March of Dimes in the morning and then went out to lunch.  Henry is a great cook.  We got to talking about some vanilla salt I have and how I was going to use it, then somehow came to decide I should try the vanilla salt on my pork with melon.  Well, I chickened out on the vanilla salt for this, but went ahead with the melon.  I'm SOOO SOOO glad I did!  Thank you for the inspiration Henry! (And don't worry.....I have BIGGER and BETTER plans for the vanilla salt!)

The melon breaks down into juicy goodness and the honey and "lemonade" make this a sweet sensation!  We served ours over rice to soak up all of the good juices, with salad on the side.  I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours did!

Sweet Melon Pork Chops

3-4 lbs. (4-6) Thick Cut Boneless Pork Chops (or any kind of chops you want to use)
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cantaloupe, cut up
1/2 honey dew melon, cut up
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup water

Directions: (I used my 6.5 Quart Crock for this)
Place your chops in the bottom of your crock and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
Place your onions on top.
Now, add your cantaloupe and honey dew melon.

Mix together the lemon juice, sugar and water.
Pour your "lemonade" and honey over the cantaloupe.

Cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
Serve and Enjoy!

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