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Apples 'n' Onion Topped Chops Recipe

Apples 'n' Onion Topped Chops Recipe

Now that my husband and I are trying to lose weight, I find it a challenge to come up with healthy dishes that are flavorful, quick and appealing to our young daughter. This one fits the bill on all accounts. —Beverly McLain of Endicott, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 3 cups sweet onion slices
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Directions

  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chops for about 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove meat; set aside and keep warm.
  • 2. In same skillet, cook and stir onion in oil for 7 minutes or until golden brown. Add apple slices; cook and stir 3 minutes longer.
  • 3. Combine the water, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, salt, pepper and rosemary. Stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Return meat to pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until apples are crisp-tender and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 326 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fruit.

Reviews for Apples 'n' Onion Topped Chops

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swakerin User ID: 5526125 154782
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"Flavorful and something out of the ordinary. It was excellent"

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chrissteve@sio.midco.net User ID: 3572716 97009
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2012

"I actually grilled the chops and I cooked the onions and apples until they were pretty well caramelized--about an hour. What a hit! It was the seasoning in the onions and apples that made such a difference."

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simbatlion User ID: 5123299 154781
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Great flavor combination. Pork chops come out so moist - and I can never cook a moist pork chop!"

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carter_crazy User ID: 5725153 149652
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2010

"Just cooked this for dinner tonight for the first time. Knowing the kids aren't big fans of vinegar, I was a little hesitant to add it, but since it was such a small amount, I went ahead and followed the recipe as written. It's fantastic!!!"

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ampatte User ID: 887854 129832
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2009

"My family loved this recipe, will definitely have again!!!"

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Cafelady User ID: 1098528 129870
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2009

"very good pork came out nice and tender"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.