Seared Pork Chops with Blackberry “Buzz” Sauce

This is the best sauce you will ever taste.

I promise.  It is sweet and spicy and would probably be delicious on anything!

Recently, I was able to attend the Annual Taste Utah Event which was held at the Utah State Fair.  There were about 50 local Utah businesses that were giving the attendees a chance to sample their products.  One of those local businesses was Pepperlane Preserves.  They carry a wide array of jalapeño preserves and the combination of fruit and pepper is awesome!

The thing I love most about an ingredient such as this jam is the quality.  It may seem a bit pricier at first but you need to consider the amount you will use in your recipe.  I know I can get a few more recipes out of the jar I have and that makes it all worth it!  I am definitely keeping a few of these in the pantry for future use.

There are numerous recipes on their site and this is adaptation from their current recipe of the month, Filet Mignon with Blackberry “Buzz” Reduction.

In order to make it a bit more budget friendly I seared some pork chops to serve with the sauce.  The sauce was such a wonderful compliment to the pork.  I topped my chops with a few onion straws for some added crunch.

Blackberry “Buzz” Sauce

  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tblsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 4 tbsp Pepperlane Blackberry “Buzz” Jam
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch

In a medium pan saute the onion in the oil until soft.  Add the red wine vinegar, water, beef broth, and jam.  Simmer over medium heat until reduced by half.  Stir in the corn starch and continue to cook over low-medium heat until thickened.  Remove from heat and serve over pork chops.

Seared Pork Chops

  • 2 4 oz pork chops
  • 1 tblsp oil
  • salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350°.  Pound the chops until they are even and between 1/4-1/2″ thick.  Preheat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Season the chops with salt and pepper.  When the oil is “screaming hot” place the chops in.  Allow to cook 2-3 minutes on each side.  Once in the pan just let the meat cook.  Try to fight the temptation to check it or flip it.  Place chops on a baking sheet and continue to cook in the oven for 5-8 minutes depending on the thickness.

Check out Pepperlane Preserves website and their delicious selection of jams!


  1. I think I want to eat this for the name alone…buzz, buzz, buzz…it just makes me happy!!

  2. This looks great–I love pork with fruity sauces so I think that is a fabulous substitution.

  3. This looks gorgeous!! Bookmarking this… love fruit sauces with pork as well!

  4. Oooh, I don’t remember seeing them there. I missed out, because this sounds delicious!

    • Thanks, Deborah! Wish we could have seen each other there. It was so wonderful to meet the owners and taste local products. Really makes it easy to support local when you meet the folks behind it and they have such great stuff!

  5. That Buzz sauce sounds pretty tasty. I might have to give that a try.


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