Chowhounds have many simple, flavorful ways to enhance thick-cut pork chops. juliejulez makes a marinade of 1/4 cup soy sauce, 2 teaspoons minced ginger, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1 minced clove of garlic. She marinates chops in this mixture for at least 6 hours (ideally overnight), then pats them dry, coats them with coarsely ground black pepper, and grills them.

This Lidia Bastianich recipe is “easy and fantastic,” according to TorontoJo, who says the sauce—made with white wine, cherry peppers, and lots of garlic—is “amazing.” Tyler Florence’s smothered pork chops with creamy buttermilk gravy are “really delicious, tender and moist,” Lambowner says.

And with stone fruit in season, now is the perfect time to make CHOW’s Pork Chops with Cherry Sauce (pictured).

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