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February 25, 2013

recipes {apple cider glazed pork chops}

happy monday, y'all! the beginning of the week is always so hectic for me. trying to get back into the swing of things & waking up early again...ugh! i hate that cooking begins to feel like a chore on the weekdays, but we all have to eat, right? so in order to stay excited about making a meal after a long day i am always on the look out for quick, easy & lean options for dinner. i am typically a chicken gal, but today i have a must try pork recipe for you that is so simple & definitely a weekday option!

pork chops typically come with the bone in & are about an inch or so thick...they are delish & look gorgeous on a plate, but this time i picked up some thin cut chops that i knew would cook quickly! i paired them with a simple apple cider glaze that boosted these chops to a whole new level! mark was crazy about it & i am still wishing there were more leftovers...

>> what you'll need
pork chops {any kind you prefer. i used about 8 thin cut, center cut pork chop without the bone}
salt & pepper to taste
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 glove garlic, minced
11/2 cups apple cider
1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped

>> directions
1. pat chops with paper towel to remove any moisture. sprinkle with salt & pepper on both sides.

2. heat large skillet to medium-high heat. spray with oil & add a touch of butter. when the butter slightly browns then add the chops. {if your pork chops don't all fit into the pan at once then work in batches. do not over crowd}

3. depending on the thickness of your chop you will leave it in the pan on each side for about 3-6 minutes.

4. once you have fried all of your pork chops remove them from the pan and set aside on a plate.

5. lower the heat to medium and add your garlic. stir continuously & keep your eye on the garlic because you don't want it to burn. let it cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant. then add the vinegar &, with a wooden spoon, scrape the bottom of the pan to release any bits of goodness stuck to the bottom of the pan.

6. add the apple cider & crank up the heat until you have a low simmer. let the sauce simmer for about 5-10 minutes until it reduces & forms a glaze.

7. add the chopped rosemary & allow it to cook for a minute or two. turn off heat. add the pork chops back into the pan & cover with the glaze!

pair these puppies with some mashed potatoes, roasted root veggies and a fresh garden salad & you are all set!

**the recipe for the glaze is just enough to lightly coat each chop. if you want more of a sauce then you may want to double the recipe. 

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  1. ooh, this looks good! thanks for reminding me that I have pork chops in the freezer...

    1. haha glad i could help you remember!! try this glaze, you will love it!

  2. Perfectly browned! I'm always looking for simple pork chop recipes. Thanks for this one. I'm bookmarking.

    1. this one is SO simple. give it a try & let me know what you think!

  3. I wanna try these pork chops they look so delicious

  4. Those look delicious! I may have to give them a try (except that requires a trip to the store for pork chops). :)

  5. nam nam

  6. they look so yummy!!!

  7. This recipe looks and sounds delicious, I can't wait to try it. I shared on Pinterest ... hoping thats OK. Thanks for posting the recipe.

  8. nice post thanks for update paye


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