I am not the biggest fan of pork, but lemme tell you… THESE ARE FLIPPING BOMB!
This is definitely going to be a new fall favorite that I hope to share with family and friends. Not only was it easy but also quick. And the way my life is right now, I have no more than 45ish minutes to get dinner on the table. And by table, I mean coffee table because I am an adult and get to do what my mom never let us do growing up — Eat dinner on the couch while watching tv/working! #adultchoices
Total Time: 25 minutes *Add my easy sides, add another 15 -20 minutes*
The recipe below is for the main dish and my two simple sides — green beans and sauteed sweet potatoes.
4 Ribeye pork chops, bone-in, about 3/4 – inch thick
Salt and pepper
3 tbsp butter, divided
2 apples, thinly sliced and cored
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced and halved
2 tbsp brown sugar
pinch ground cayenne
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup heavy cream
Side Dish Ingredients
Fresh green beans, ends chopped off
Sweet potato, cubed
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
1 pat butter
21 seasoning blend, Trader Joe’s (use any blend available)
Sprinkle of Rosemary
Generously season both sides of your pork chops with salt and pepper. Set Aside.
Chop your apples and onions, put in bowl and set aside.
If you are making my two sides, I would also chop your sweet potatoes into cubes and trim the stems off your green beans. Set aside.
Fill a large pot with water, add a pinch of salt and set to boil.
Take your cubed potatoes and throw them in a microwave safe dish with enough water to cover. Cook, on high for about 3-4 minutes. This is my cheat to get them to cook faster on the stove top! Once they are done, drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 2 tbsp butter. Add the pork chops and cook until browned on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
Throw your green beans into your boiling pot of water and let cook for about 7 minutes. Drain when done and season with salt and pepper.
Return your skillet to medium-high heat and melt 1 tbsp of butter. Add in your apples and onions and cook for about 5 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
While this cooks, get another skillet and heat 1 tbsp of olive oil on medium heat. Add your potatoes and season with salt, pepper and seasoning mix. Stir until cooked through and add Rosemary to finish.
Back to the pork–stir in your brown sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne. Once dissolved, add your apple cider and cream. Stir until fully mixed then add back in your pork chops.
Turn heat down to LOW.
I kept everything on low heat until my pork and potatoes were cooked.
This meal was sophisticated without being complicated in the kitchen and those are the kind of meals I can get behind! I love rich flavors without sacrificing nutrient dense meals and this nailed all categories.
xo ~ Taryn