Thursday, May 10, 2012

Apple Balsamic Porkchops


Taste of Home Magazine has some great recipes. This is my second one on this blog so far! 
Apple Balsamic Porkchops =) This recipe was submitted by reader Jami Wells, so thank you to her! It was delicious!

To convert this into gluten-free, all I needed to substitute was a gluten-free chicken broth.

Ingredients:
-4 boneless pork loin chops
-2 tsp olive oil
-1/4 cup apple cider or apple juice (I used juice)
-1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth (I used Trader Joe's Organic Free Range Chicken Broth)
-1/4 cup apple jelly
-2 tsp balsamic vinegar
-1 Tbsp butter 

Trader Joe's is the best!!

The recipe also called for 1/2 tsps of salt and pepper to sprinkle on the pork chops. I didn't have any separate pepper on hand so I just used our salt and pepper shakers to season the meat before browning.

1) After seasoning the meat with salt and pepper, brown chops in olive oil in a large skillet. Remove after brown and keep warm.

2) Add apple cider or juice to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from the pan. A side note with this recipe said to NOT use a nonstick skillet for browning the chops or you won't have the browned bits to add to the flavor of your sauce.

3) Stir in the broth, jelly and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup. 

4) Return chops to the skillet. Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until meat is tender, turning once. Add butter and stir until melted. 

Once I took the chops out of the skillet, there was still some sauce leftover, so I drizzled it on the meat and was ready to serve!

Dinner was made complete with Alexia Sweet Potato Fries and green beans....

There's a lot of color on that plate! The more color, the better! =) 
And so yummy too!! I give it two thumbs up! Will definitely be going in the Recipe Box for the future!!! 

2 comments:

  1. Great post. I was wondering if you would like to put up a link to this apple recipe in my Food on Friday Series.

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    1. Great that you put in the link. I have updated it to include the recipe title for you.

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