When done right, pork chops make for an incredibly delicious dinner.
With the right combination of sweet and savory, we’ve got just the recipe for the perfect pork chop meal.
Let’s make Apple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions!
First, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.
Add 3 apples, cored, sliced in half and quartered and 1 sliced sweet onion. Salt them using about 1/4 teaspoon, and saute for about 5 minutes.
Turn heat to low and continue to saute for about 10 more minutes until apples are softened and onions are translucent. During the last 2 minutes add in 1 tablespoon brown sugar and stir through.
Remove from pan and set aside.
Take 4 pork chops and use 1 tablespoon olive oil to rub over them. Season both sides with a little salt and pepper. Remember that pork needs salt so don't skimp.
Heat the pan used to cook the apples and onions until it is smoking hot (a drop of water would instantly sizzle like crazy and evaporate).
Put pork chops in and sear them for about 2 minutes on each side. They'll get a nice brown crust on them so you'll know they are perfect.
Add in 1/2 cup apple juice and turn the heat down to medium low. The apple juice will sizzle and reduce fairly quickly as the pork chops finish cooking. This apple juice reduction will serve as a bit of a sauce.
Check out the video below for all of the delicious details.
The remaining cooking time on your pork chops will depend on how thick they are cut. It will probably only take about 4 minutes per side total. See the cooking lesson below for more information on cooking pork.
Add in the apples and onions at the end, smothering the pork.
Then serve hot, eat, and enjoy!