Sage Pork Chops

Jules —  February 7, 2006

I’ve tried these pork chops a couple of times and my entire family liked them. The girls love plain meat to dip in ketchup. We buy the largest ketchup bottles available for our ketchup lovin’ household. What is up with kids and ketchup? ‘Tis quite the love affair. . .

Sage Pork Chops


*2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon dried sage
1 teaspoon black pepper
6 center cut bone-in pork chops
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup water
2 cubes beef bouillon


1. Combine the salt, sage and black pepper in a small bowl and rub on both sides of the chops. Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium high heat and saute the chops for 5 minutes per side, or until well browned.

2. Meanwhile, in a separate small saucepan over high heat, combine the water and the bouillon and stir until bouillon dissolves. Add this to the chops, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer chops for 45 minutes.

*In my opinion, this is way too much salt. I would, at least, cut the amount in half. The bouillon adds lots of salt.

“Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.” Voltaire



24 responses to Sage Pork Chops

  1. Jules:
    Thanks for the new Pork Chop recipe :worship :worship
    Ian loves pork chops, I think he loves pork chops more than any other meat. We have them at least 2x a week.
    Ian loves ketchup too…….. We buy a lot of ketchup… Oh, and ranch dip, Ian uses ranch dip for everything….

  2. Yeah, I did a search looking for new pork chop recipes. That’s how I found this one. My kids really like chops too. I wanted some new ideas. The sage gives them a bit of an earthy flavor. It’s also a very easy recipe, which always appeals to me. I hope you enjoy it! And Ian, too!

  3. Sounds good, I’ll try it next time. There is a lot of sugar in ketchup, maybe that is why we like it so well. I love Heinz ketchup. :indeed

  4. Sounds great! I must say though that James grilled pork chops are by far the best I’ve ever had in my life!

  5. Yes, this is a winter recipe only. If it’s nice enough to grill, we want James’ grilled chops. They can’t be beat. I am so looking forward to him grilling again!

  6. What is so special about James chops ????
    Maybe you could share his secret with me, I love to barbecue when it is warm out…….
    kandis 😀

  7. Those pork chops sound good, I’ll give them a try. I’m like you, I love grilled chops. Richard gave me a GEORGE FORMAN grill for christmas one year and I really love to cook on it too. But, outside is gooder. I love baked chops and dressing too!! 😀 It shows too. At least I’m losing weight. I’ll be glad when warmer weather gets here so I can walk more, like everyday.

  8. Jules :cry :cry :cry :cry :cry
    I need a prayer chain started….
    Can everyone help that wants to????
    Ian is having some great anger issues, he has been in many fights lately at recess and this morning the principal called me to tell me that Ian told a boy “yesterday” that he was going to go home and get a knife and come to school and cut the boy! The father of the other boy came to school this morning and wanted to get both sides of the boys stories….
    Ian is not himself lately and I dont know what to do :cry :cry :banghead
    Could everyone pray for Ian.
    Jules I hate using your blog for this but I dont know what to do!!!
    Ian is now being held out of recess indefinately until he can resolve his anger… His backpack and clothes will be checked every morning by the on staff police……
    Kandis :cry

  9. Kandi, don’t feel bad about asking for help on here. If you can’t ask for prayer on my blog then I might as well just shut it down.

    I wish I had an answer for you. I wish I had the perfect prayer to pray. You or I may not know what to do for Ian, but God does. God knows Ian inside and out. I’ll be praying that God would reveal to all the people in Ian’s life (You, Mark, Grandma, counselors, teachers, etc.) why he is behaving this way and how to deal with it appropriately, in order to help him. Bless his heart. . . Bless your heart. . . God is more than able. That I believe with all my heart.

  10. Thanks Jules….
    K :(

  11. Oh,Kandi, We will be praying for you too, we do everyday anyway but don’t always know what to pray for. Do you mind if I ask our church to pray also. I agree with Julie, God knows the answers, we will be praying He will reveal them to you. :worship :worship

  12. Well,
    Sorry I seem to be the only one on your blog who has so many issues… “I do know that I am not the only mom in the world with issues” but it has just been hard to deal with anything lately.

    Ian and I talked with the principal today at the school before I took Ian to the dentist.
    The boy who stated Ian was going to bring a knife to school and drew a picture of the knife and showed it to the boy “confessed” that Ian never drew a picture of the knife he was going to use…He said Ian had it in his backpack which when Ian was searched never had a knife….I asked the principal if the other kid was losing his recesses as well for lying and he said most definately.
    But we are still trying to find out who was talking about knives…Ian stated he never spoke about any knife and CJ said he did…
    I know boys are rough and difficult but this is too much. Ian never talks about violence so I dont know what to do..Ian has lost recess’es for several weeks.
    I do “feel” Ian is being provoked as well so hopefully I can get to the bottom of this.
    I feel God has told me to go to lunch time and recess at school and check things out for awhile.
    I think I can arrange for this.
    :worship :banghead :banghead

  13. Kandi, we had an incident earlier in the school year when a little boy lied about Jessica.

    I told James and he was sad about the situation with Ian. He did say though that he was in lots of fights with other boys when he was little. He had such a horrible time in first grade that his parents put him in a private christian school. His teacher was abusive to him.

    Ian will LOVE seeing you at school so often. I will pray that you will be able to easily work that into your schedule.

  14. Jessica did not like the little boy that lied about her. She had nightmares about him and was completely stressed out all the time. The situation has been totally resolved and Jessica doesn’t worry about him anymore. I think it has been really good lesson for her in a way. I think she got a little taste of “praying for your enemies”. We pray for Zach often. At first, I don’t think she liked doing that! Zach is doing much better, too.

    I think it would be great to pray with Ian about this and pray together for the other little boy. It might be a good lesson for Ian. It can’t hurt.

  15. Jules:
    Great suggestions. We will pray a little different now.
    Aunt Marilyn you may ask the church. Any list Ian and I could get on would be great…
    Thanks Everyone.

  16. I am going to try your pork chops over the weekend. I am only going to make 3, though, so I figured I would just divide all the ingredient amounts in half.

  17. Kandi –
    I just saw the posts and I will be praying for Ian!! I think that one small thing that I have learned with having a little boy in Kindergarten – who likes to “fight” at recess – is this. . .
    I pray that these playground lessons will be hard but good in his life. That he learns valuable life long lessons now while the consequences are not too big. That he will grow from these experiences and not have to learn them when the consequences are much bigger and long-lasting.

    I will pray that God will open the eyes of Ian’s understanding, that He will give Ian wisdom beyond his few years and that He will make him stronger, in character, from these situations.

    You are obviously being a good little Mother Bear for your son. Keep up the good work!! Ian will move past this and I pray that you will look back and see God’s hand in this. God wants to teach you and Ian something very valuable during this time. . .just rest in Him and let Him do it.

  18. Abby, I hope you enjoy them! :love I need a cooking smiley! They have a smiley band, but James talks me out of getting too crazy. He thinks it will look messy.

    Great thoughts Karen. I have a tendency, as most moms do, to get upset and worried when I see my kids struggling, but that’s a part of life. It’s the part of life where I learn the most and I think the same can be said for our kids. I will continue to pray for you, Ian and Kandi.

  19. Oh and Kandi, Karen is right. You are the best mom for Ian in the whole wide world. That’s why God gave Ian to you! He will give you the widom and understanding you need. Just keep asking. :worship

  20. I am in no way trying to minimalize your upset feelings Kandi. I would be struggling too. We just want to offer you hope and encouragement. :love

  21. I hope this is not to out of line, but I work with the youth at our church, and I really have a problem with their behavior and was wondering if anyone out there had some words of wisdom for me. We have a free time when they come in and also serve a light meal. They end up with food all over the floor, and usually everything else ends up on the floor also, like game pieces and such, play really rough in the basement and sometimes in other parts of the church. They are rough with the furniture usually find a way to have a water fight, or noodle fight, are always beating on each other, ( realize that is normal) but the thing that really gets to me is that they just go off and leave the place a mess even if the youth leader asks them to pick up. My inclination is to want to stop them when they get to rambunctious but hold off until it gets to the point you have to do something. None of the other leaders do much either. I don’t want to be the cause of these kids to stop coming, they really need to be here and we want them to get to know Jesus, most of them are unchurched. Doesn’t there need to be a little teaching here on how to behave. Most of what they do should really be done outside, but when it is cold they need to be inside. Is there an answer? I like the kids and don’t want them to think of me as the meany.

  22. Get some handcuffs. :evil :evil How about some good ol straight jackets.

    Sorry, don’t mean to minimalize the problem. I don’t have a clue as to what to tell ya. I agree with you, though. I think it comes down to a lack of respect for authority and property.

  23. Not necessarily lack of respect, but a lack of parental guidance and training at home, which results in what appears as lack of respect.

  24. Seems to me they should be expected to behave appropriately at church.

    Mom D has a great big heart for youth. That’s her passion. I bet she has some good advice. Janet, are you here? She is always teaching and mentoring teens.

    Aunt Marilyn, I really admire you a lot for working with these youth.