Sweet and Tangy Apple Pork Chops Recipe

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Sweet and Tangy Apple Pork Chops Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
60mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

Try these mouthwatering sweet and tangy apple pork chops for a delightful and flavorful meal. The combination of juicy pork chops, caramelized apples, and a tangy sauce makes this dish a winner. This recipe takes about 40 minutes to prepare and is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion. Enjoy the perfect blend of sweet and savory flavors in every bite!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper on both sides.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the pork chops to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side until browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the sliced apples and onions. Cook for 5-6 minutes until they start to caramelize.
  5. Add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, chicken broth, Dijon mustard, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
  7. Pour the sauce mixture into the skillet with the apples and onions. Stir well to combine.
  8. Return the pork chops to the skillet and spoon the sauce over them.
  9. Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer for another 5-7 minutes until the sauce thickens and the flavors meld together.
  10. Serve the sweet and tangy apple pork chops hot with the sauce spooned over the top.
  11. Enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Apples are a great addition to pork dishes as they add a natural sweetness and complement the meat's flavor.
  • The tangy sauce made with apple cider vinegar and Dijon mustard adds a delightful zing to the dish.
  • This recipe is a perfect balance of flavors - sweet, tangy, and savory.
  • Pork chops are a lean and versatile meat choice that can be easily paired with various ingredients and flavors.