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One Dish Pork Chop Dinner

 One Dish Pork Chop Dinner
When I had to make a dinner with Mennonite theme, I came up with this meaty main dish. Most often, I serve it with salad, soup and bread. The apple juice gives the pork a wonderful flavor, and the cabbage taste isn't too strong. My husband and I have two grown children. We raise corn and soybeans and feed out cattle here, plus we also grow specialty-cut fresh flowers.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 boneless pork loin chops (1/2-inch thick and 4 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1 pound or 1 jar (16 ounces) small whole onions, drained
  • 1 pound carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 6 to 8 cups shredded cabbage


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, place 1/4 cup flour, salt and
  • pepper; add pork chops. Seal bag; toss to coat. In a Dutch oven over
  • medium-high heat, brown chops in butter on both sides. Remove pork
  • chops; set aside and keep warm.
  • Stir remaining flour into pan drippings until blended. Gradually
  • whisk in apple juice. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes
  • or until thickened.
  • Return chops to pan; add the potatoes, onions and carrots. Cover and
  • bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • Top with cabbage; cover and bake for 50-60 minutes longer or until a
  • meat thermometer reads 160° and vegetables are tender, basting
  • occasionally with juices. Yield: 8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts:Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared with margarine and without additional salt) equals 2 meat, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 2-1/2 fat; also, 464 calories, 333 mg sodium, 56 mg cholesterol, 43 gm carbohydrate, 19 gm protein, 24 gm fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer