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Smothered Cider Pork Chops Recipe

Smothered Cider Pork Chops Recipe

For a sweet twist on pork chops, our Test Kitchen added apple cider to this skillet entree. You’ll love these chops and their glossy onion gravy.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (6 ounces each and 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced and seperated into rings
  • 1/2 cup apple cider or juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon browning sauce, optional

Directions

  • 1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, brown chops in butter on both sides. Remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute onion for 5 minutes. Stir in cider and rosemary; top with pork chops. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until meat juices run clear. Remove pork chops to a serving platter.
  • 3. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Serve with pork chops. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop (calculated without browning sauce) equals 297 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 94 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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