Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

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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.

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Ingredients

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

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Directions:

Generously season both sides of your pork chops with salt and pepper. Set Aside.

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Chop your apples and onions, put in bowl and set aside.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bon Appetit!

xo ~ Taryn

 

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