Oh the other white meat how I love you! If you don`t know to what I`m referring it`s pork of course. Arguably my favorite meat (which is no secret if you`ve been hanging around Chile and Salt for any period of time) it`s just so full of flavor, versatile & just plain good I can never really get enough. With that being said what I have for you today is Smothered Pork Chops with Apple and Onion. Super easy to prepare you`ll have dinner on the table in under 30 minutes making this a pretty awesome busy weeknight dinner option but so delish you won`t hesitate to serve to guests. A total winner in my book!
If you`re a pork lover you might also take a look at my:
Puerco Braseado en Tomatillo Salsa Verde/Braised Pork in Tomatillo Green Sauce
Classic German Pork Schnitzel (Schweineschnitzel)
Chinese BBQ Pork at Home
Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops
Pork in Chile Colorado
Simply The Best Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin Here`s what you`ll need for your Smothered Pork Chops with Apple and Onion:
Pork Loin Chops- 4, 4-8 oz depending on appetite.
Apples- 2 cored & sliced. (I used Granny Smith)
Onion- 1 thinly sliced
Garlic- 1-2 cloves minced
Chicken Stock- 1 1/2 cups
Cornstarch- 1 Tablespoon mixed with a little stock or water to create a slurry.
Fresh Parsley- finely chopped to garnish.
S & PToday`s stars. I used lean pork loin chops but feel free to use what you like.Core & slice the apples, mince the garlic & slice the onion.Season the chops well with salt & pepper.Heat a splash of olive oil in a large heavy bottomed skillet over a medium high flame. When hot add the chops & get a good sear on both sides. About 2 minutes per side. Remove to a plate & cover with foil.Add the apples & onions to the pan, cook stirring occasionally until the onions have softened & the apples have just started to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic & cook another minute. Add the chicken stock & bring to a simmer. Add the corn starch mixture & stir well to incorporate. The cornstarch will thicken the stock to give you a nice gravy or sauce.Return the chops with any accumulated juices to the pan & cook until an internal temperature of 160 degrees is reached turning halfway through. 3-5 minutes per side. Baste the chops with the sauce while cooking. That`s it, dinner`s ready. Plate the pork & serve the apples, onions & gravy over the top. Garnish with a little chopped parsley. I told you, quick & easy right!