Apple Sage Pork Chops
Servings:4Serving Size:1 pork chop
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 boneless center cut pork chops
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 large onion thinly sliced
- 2 thinly sliced red apples
- 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
- Wash hands with soap and warm water, scrubbing for at least 20 seconds.
- Gently clean all produce under cool running water.
- Mix flour, sage, garlic, thyme, and salt together in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the mixture over both sides of the pork chops. Remember to wash hands after handling raw meat.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sear pork chops for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Pan will smoke a little.
- Remove pork chops from the pan and set aside.
- Reduce heat to medium. To the same skillet, add onion and cook for 2 minutes, or until soft.
- Add apples, and continue cooking until tender, about 2 minutes.
- Add apple juice, brown sugar, and remaining spice mixture and stir to dissolve.
- Return pork chops to the skillet by nestling them in the pan.
- Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked through and reaches 145 degrees F a food thermometer.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
Source: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension: Plate It Up Kentucky Proud!
Nutrition facts per serving: 310 Calories 10g total fat; 1.5g saturated fat; 50mg cholesterol; 660mg sodium; 35g total carbohydrate; 3g fiber; 25g total sugars; 7g added sugars; 22g protein; 6% DV vitamin D; 2% DV calcium; 6% DV iron; 15% DV potassium