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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Apple Pork Chops

We rarely eat pork and beef anymore at the Rorvig household. It's not that we don't like meat; it's just that we want to keep those nasty numbers down; you know; the ones called calories and cholesterol. However, once in a while it's such a treat to have an old fashioned comfort-food dinner. I made this a great recipe for pork chops I found on http://www.allrecipes.com/  for supper today. It's easy, fairly healthy, and very tasty! I served it with mashed potatoes and a green salad; but I think it would be scrumptious with some cooked cabbage!


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/2 cup chopped onion

4 (1/2-inch thick) pork chops

1/2 teaspoon salt

ground black pepper to taste

2 apples - peeled, cored and sliced

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

3/4 cup hot water


1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

2.Heat oil in large skillet. Saute onion in oil for 1 minute, or until tender. Remove onion and set aside. Brown pork chops on both sides in oil.

3.Place chops in an 8x12 inch baking dish and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Cover the chops with the apples and cooked onion.

4.In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, mustard, cloves and water. Pour over chops. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 233
Total Fat: 11.4g
Cholesterol: 36mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database


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