Apple Cider Braised Pork Chops

Apple Cider Braised Pork Chops

The Nutritious and Delicious Meal You’ve Been Craving

Did you know, pork is the greatest source of vitamin B than any other kind of meat? Its is also packed with niacin, potassium and phosphorus. If that is enough to make your mouth water then you don’t need all the breading of a traditional pork chop.

Ingredients to Perfection

This meal has very specific ingredients but believe us, they are well worth scouring the grocery store for. Once you get cooking, this meal with serve four lucky people. Gather in your basket one tablespoon of dried oregano, half a teaspoon of five-spice powder, half a teaspoon of kosher salt, half a teaspoon of sweet paprika and one fourth a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. Once all of these fresh ingredients are secured, make your way to the meat section. Speak to the butcher and ask him for four thin, boneless center-cut pork loin chops. It is unlikely your bucher has already put out the exact specifications so might as well ask them for exactly what you need. Make sure they bring you at least one pound of pork loin chops total, trimmed until you can’t see any fat. Go into the baking section and get four tablespoons of canola oil, two tablespoons of red wine vinegar, one fourth cup of two percent fte evaporated milk and one cup of low sodium, fat free chicken broth. Finally visit the produce section and pick out one yellow onion (which you will later thinly slice) and one Fuji apple. You will peel, core and cut the apple into eight wedges.

The Directions

Begin by mixing together the spice rub. Stir oregano, paprika, five-spice powder, salt and pepper together in a little bowl. Then spread the rub evenly over each side of the pork chops. Leave these alone for ten minutes. While the chops are resting, saute your onion in two tablespoons of canola oil in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. The onions should take five minutes to brown. Set your onions to the side, add two more tablespoons of oil to the pan and bring in the pork chops. Set the pan to medium to high heat and sear. In four minutes the bottom of the chop should be brown on the bottom. Turn it over and let it sear on the other side for another four minutes. Move your brown delicious pork chop on to the plate with your onions.
Bring the heat down to medium and pour in your apple cider and your vinegar. Scrape all those good brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon then bring back the pork and onion. Top the meat with your apple wedges, pour on the broth and over. Wait ten minutes until the chops are opaque. Now move the meat, apples and onions to a warm platter. Boil your milk in the pan and five minutes. Smother your meat in the reduced milk and serve!



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