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Friday, January 28, 2011

Apple & Onion Pork Chops

I had pulled out pork chops for dinner & was trying to think of a different way to prepare them. So, whenever I want to try something new I usually always refer to Allrecipes.com. You just type in what you are looking for & a bunch of recipes will come up. Well the Apple & Onion Pork Chops caught my eye. It seemed quick & easy so I decided to give it a whirl. All you need is:

  • pork chops (I used 4 boneless ones)
  • 3 apples
  • 2 small onions
  • brown sugar ( just a few dashes)
  • cinnamon (just a dash)
  • salt, pepper & garlic powder
  • apple juice, about a 1/2 cup
First I chopped the onions & apples into thin slices, put them in a pan to saute with the cinnamon & brown sugar. Oh yeah melt some butter in your pan first before you add these ingredients. Do this until they are soft, they will be carmelized.
While they are sauteing get another pan out for the chops. Get the pan all buttered up. Sprinkle the chops with some salt, pepper & the onion powder then put them in the pan to sear for a few minutes on each side on med. heat.
Once they are done browning you can now add the apple & onion mixture & apple juice to the pan. Turn the heat down, (I put it on 1 cause I don't have simmer on my stove, if you do I would use that) & cover. I have to admit I didn't really keep track of the time, I just kept checking them & did flip them once. I'd say about 20 - 25 min.
And here is my finished dish! I placed the chops, apples & onions over white rice.

My kids & hubby devoured this! Although next time I will probably have to leave the onions out & just use apples because the kids didn't really care for that part of it. Oh & my other side is Carrot Souffle! Another Allrecipes.com find! I will post this recipe tomorrow! It was super yummy!! Enjoy!