My parents were away for the past couple weeks on a tour of the mid-west and while they were gone, for some reason, I cooked up a storm. My grandparents were thrilled with my sudden burst of energy to cook. My grandfather enjoyed a couple meals from these tender pork chops and my grandmother loved the addition of apples. Heck, she didn’t really care what I made, she just liked the fact that my grandfather was happy and she didn’t have to cook!
Thick Tender Pork Chops with Apples
- 1 peeled cooking apple I used fuji
- 4 thick center-cut pork chops
- 1 cup beef broth optional
- 4 tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 stick butter or margarine
- Using a meat tenderizer, tenderize the pork chops on both sides
- Add oil and garlic to skillet and brown garlic (low heat)
- Place pork chops in skillet and brown 1-2 minutes on each side (low/medium heat)
- Add sliced peeled apples to bottom of glass baking pan and pour melted butter over the apples
- Sprinkle apples with cinnamon and brown sugar
- Place the browned chops on top of the apples
- Add a few of the apples on top of the chops (optional)
- Pour 1 cup beef broth over the top
- Cover and bake 375 for 15-20 or until chops are not pink (around 145 degrees)
- *we cooked for 15 minutes however our oven cooks extremely fast so you may need a bit longer depending on your oven.
*1 tbsp crushed garlic
Adapted from Betty Crocker
The beef broth is optional. Add more if you feel like you want more liquid/gravy. My grandfather loves some sort of a gravy, even if it is flavored beef broth. He isn’t picky, the broth just needs to be there ;). Be sure to check out our how to cook tender pork chops if you struggle with tough chops. The meat tenderizer is the trick. On another note, I am sharing a few beautiful fall rooms over at Better Homes and Gardens, come say hello! Happy cooking and happy weekend!
For another delicious meal option, try this Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast!