Apple Cider Pork Chops
It is officially Fall y'all! As soon as the days start getting a little cooler, I begin craving warm, cozy meals with all of the smells and tastes of Fall. This recipe checks all of those boxes. It is a comforting meal that fills that house with the intoxicating Fall aromas.
The apple cider and onions blend perfectly together to create a warm, sweet and savory sauce that enhance the flavor of the pork chops. Pair these Apple Cider pork chops with fried apples, sweet potatoes or mashed potatoes and a vegetable and you have a perfect Fall meal the whole family will love.
Lightly flour and sear the pork chops to create a crispy crust.
Sautéing the sweet onions in apple cider until golden brown creates an irresistible caramelized flavor.
Simmer the pork chops with the onions, apple cider, and white wine or chicken broth to blend all of the wonderful flavors together.
Apple cider pork chops go perfectly with my southern fried apple recipe found here https://www.foodtalkdaily.com/recipes/seasonal/fall/southern-fried-apples-44380953.
Apple Cider Pork Chops
- 4 boneless, center cut pork chops
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 3 sweet, Vidalia onions, sliced
- 1 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider
- 1/2 cup white wine or chicken broth
- 1 tbsp. chopped, fresh sage
- 2 tbsp. fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place pork chops in a large zip -lock bag and toss with flour, salt and pepper
- Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat
- Sear pork chops on each side for about 2 minutes or until golden brown, then remove and place on a plate.
- Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 1 tbsp. butter, onions, and garlic to the cast iron skillet. Season with salt and pepper.
- Cook onions, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden and caramelized.
- Pour in 1/2 cup apple cider and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the cider has evaporated (about 5 minutes).
- Add the pork chops, sage, and thyme back to the skillet.
- Reduce heat to medium low, and pour in the remaining apple cider and white wine or chicken broth into the skillet.
- Let simmer for about 5-10 minutes or until pork chops are cooked through.
Are pork chops tender?