Pork Chops with Drunken Apples

Last night my daughter made the best pork chops! It was a wonderful break from the kitchen for me and the recipe was truly a keeper!

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What you’ll need:

  • 5 thick pork chops
  • Cannola oil
  • 3 tbls brown sugar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 tbls unsalted butter
  • 3 granny smith apples (tart apples), peeled, cored and sliced.
  • Pecans (optional)

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat.
  3. Brush chops lightly with oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Place in hot pan.
  4. Cook each side 5-6 minutes.
  5. Transfer to glass baking dish and place in preheated oven.
  6. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Time may vary depending on thickness of chops. For thin chops time will be shorter.
  7. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  8. Add butter to skillet and stir in brown sugar mixture and apples.
  9. Cover and cook over medium heat until apples are tender.
  10. Once chops are fully cooked, turn down the heat to 175 degrees.
  11. Remove chops from oven and top with apples. Place back in oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
  12. Once ready to serve, place on plate and top with pecans.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Pizza Pork Chops

It’s Friday…how about some pizza or pork chops…or both!

 

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What you’ll need:

  • 5 boneless pork chops
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 5 slices tomato (1/2-inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 slices mozzarella cheese
  • Disposable aluminum pan and tin foil
Directions:
  1. Heat your outdoor grill to medium.
  2. Season chops with salt and black pepper.
  3. Arrange the chops in the bottom of a disposable aluminum pan
  4. Top each with one tomato slice.
  5. Divide the basil, oregano, and garlic between the chops.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil.
  7. Cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  8. Cook on the preheated grill until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 25 minutes. (An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F or 63 degrees C).
  9. Remove the pan from the grill.
  10. Top each pork chop with a slice of mozzarella cheese.
  11. Replace the aluminum foil over the pan and wait allow cheese to melt 3 to 5 minutes, before serving.
Enjoy!