Pork and apple skillet dinner

Apples, with their touch of sweetness, are a perfect complement to pork chops. This is a delicious weeknight meal that comes together with little fuss. Serve these pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes or brown rice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) dried thyme leaves
  • 1 mL (1/4 tsp) fresh ground pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, about 500 g/1 lb
  • 2 red skinned apples, cored and sliced
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) sodium reduced chicken or vegetable broth
  • 5 mL (1 tsp) Dijon mustard
  • 2 mL (1/2 tsp) cornstarch
Directions
  1. In a bowl, combine oil, garlic, thyme and pepper; add pork chops and rub mixture all over.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and brown pork chops on both sides. Remove to plate and add apple slices to pan; cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk together broth, mustard and cornstarch; pour into skillet. Stir to coat apples. Return pork chops to skillet and cook, turning once, for about 3 minutes.Footnote *

Footnotes

Tips

  • Save money by buying larger packages of pork loin chops and freeze the extras for another meal.
  • Switch up the type of apple. See what’s available at your grocery store or farmers’ market.
  • Take this recipe to a whole new level by swapping out apples for pears.

Categories: 30 minutes or less

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Recipe developed by Emily Richards, P.H. Ec. for Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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