Pan Fried Pork Chops with Apples and Onions Recipe

By Paige Green, Hy-Vee Dietitian on Monday, December 5, 2022


Pork Chops

The busy holiday season is upon us and between school, work and holiday parties, it can be hard to get the family back to the dinner table for a meal. Hy-Vee dietitians are always here to help with quick family meal solutions that will not break the bank!

All you need:

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Hy-Vee salt
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp That’s Smart! salted butter, softened
  • 1 to 2 tbsp That’s Smart! 2% reduced-fat milk
  • Coarsely ground Hy-Vee black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Hy-Vee canola oil
  • 4 (4-oz each) boneless top loin pork chops, about ½-inch thick
  • 1 cup refrigerated pressed apple juice
  • ¾ tsp Hy-Vee cornstarch
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice
  • ½ tsp Hy-Vee Dijon mustard
  • 2 Gala apples, cored and cut into 6 wedges
  • 1 small Vidalia onion, cut into 6 wedges
  • ½ tsp chopped fresh thyme, plus additional for garnish

All you do:

  1. Place sweet potatoes in a large saucepan. Cover with water; add ½ teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and gently boil for 12 to 15 minutes or until fork-tender. Drain well.
  2. Return potatoes to saucepan. Add ¼ cup butter; mash with a potato masher until smooth. Stir in enough milk until light and fluffy; season to taste with salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Add pork chops and cook over medium heat for 7 to 9 minutes or until pork reaches 145 degrees, turning halfway thorough. Transfer pork chops to a plate; cover to keep warm.
  4. Whisk together apple juice, cornstarch, apple pie spice and mustard; set aside.
  5. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add apples, onion and ½ teaspoon thyme. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or just until softened, stirring frequently. Push apples and onion to side of skillet. Add apple juice mixture to center of skillet; cook and whisk for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return pork chops to skillet and heat through. Garnish with additional thyme, if desired. Serve with mashed sweet potatoes.

Nutrition Facts per serving: 494 calories, 26g fat, 13g saturated fat, 101mg cholesterol, 472mg sodium, 42g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 21g sugar, 1g added sugar, 27g protein

Recipe source: Pan-Fried Pork Chops with Apples and Onions | Hy-Vee

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