Spiced Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
This delicious fall-inspired recipe for spice-rubbed pork chops with apples and onions is finished with an easy-to-make apple cider pan sauce.
boneless pork loin chops
1/2-inch thick, about 1 lb
medium red onion
peeled, cored and cut into wedges
Freshly ground black pepper
If necessary, trim excess fat from the pork.
Combine the sugar, cinnamon, coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
Reserve 1 teaspoon of the mixture for seasoning the apples, then sprinkle the remainder evenly over both sides of the chops and rub it in with the back of a spoon.
Heat the butter in a large pan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until well caramelized, 12 to 15 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook just until fragrant, 1 minute longer.
Add the apples, sprinkle with the reserved seasoning and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the apple cider.
Make sure the apples are evenly coated with the cider and seasoning and cook until they're tender, about 3 minutes longer.
Transfer the apple-onion mixture to a plate and set aside.
Wipe out the pan, coat the bottom with a small amount of vegetable oil and return to the stove over medium-high heat.
Dredge the pork chops in the flour, shake off the excess and add to the pan. Cook until lightly browned, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes per side.
Add the remaining apple cider and continue cooking, turning the pork several times, until the liquid has thickened and the pork is glazed with the cider.
Transfer the chops to a serving platter and add the apples and onions.
Drizzle the remaining pan sauce over the top and serve immediately.
Tips for Making This Recipe
For best results, look for pork chops that are nicely marbled and be sure to leave a little of the fat around the edges so they stay moist and tender when cooked.