Friday, February 21, 2014

Happily Ever Apple Pork Chops

Found in The LooneySpoons Collection Cookbook, you know this has to be good if I am willing to eat something with cooked apples.

Ingredients

2tsp olive oil
6 boneless pork loin chops, trimmed of fat (about 5oz each)
1cup apple butter (ours was caramelized)
2Tbsp yellow mustard
1tsp ground cumin
1/4tsp each of salt and ground black pepper (we used 1/8tsp of salt)
3cups peeled and sliced Golden Delicious apples (Says 3 large, we used 3 medium)
1/2cup thinly sliced onions
2Tbsp cider vinegar

Directions

1. Heat oil in a large, non stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook cho0ps until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes.

2. In a small bowl, combine apple butter, mustard, cumin, salt and pepper. Spoon evenly over chops. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until chops are just slightly pink in the center and juices run clear, about 10minutes. Remove chops from skillet (leave sauce in) and keep warm.

3. Add apples, onions and vinegar to sauce in skillet. Stir to coat apples and onions with sauce. Cover and cook over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes (6 worked perfectly to leave a bit of crisp) until apples are softened and onions are tender.

4. To serve, spoon hot apple mixture over warm pork chops.

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