This is a funny title for a blog post about a pork chop recipe, isn’t it? I decided it was past time to give Grandma Karen credit for teaching me the basics of cooking.
Grandma and I have been cooking together since I was in elementary school. In those days Mom worked full time as a real estate broker. Many days I would come home from school to instructions on the kitchen counter as to how to get dinner started. I admit I was less than thrilled with this added chore. After all, my brothers weren’t assigned kitchen duty – but today? Well, as you can see from this blog, Mom not only taught me a valuable life skill, she sparked a life long passion.
Here’s to you Mom! You’re one of the best cooks I know, and thank you for continuing to share your love of food with the rest of us!
Pork Chops with Apples and Thyme
Recipe adapted from EatingWell.com
- 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons canola or olive oil
- 16 ounces boneless pork chops, (4 chops – 1/2 inch thick)
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 apple, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- Combine 2 tablespoons broth and cornstarch in a bowl.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add chops and cook 2 to 3 minutes per side until browned and cooked through (chops should be faintly pink in the middle as they will continue to cook when removed from heat) and then remove from heat to a plate. Cover with foil to keep warm.
- Reduce heat to medium-high and add onion to the pan. Cook until it starts to soften and brown, then add apple and cook until tender, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining broth, cider, mustard, thyme and the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring, until thickened. Return the chops to the pan and heat through.
Per serving: 219 calories; Weight Watchers PointsPlus 5; 9 g fat ( 3 g sat , 4 g mono ); 67 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 24 g protein; 1 g fiber; 108 mg sodium; 350 mg potassium.
Please see disclaimer for further details. Nutrition information is compiled with MacGourmet. If you find discrepancies, please let me know. It’s important to me that I provide you with accurate information.