Here is a healthy recipe that captures fall flavors with apples!
Chipotle Pork Chops with Apple Sauté Serves @ 4
1 lb. lean boneless sirloin pork chops, trimmed
Powdered chipotle chili
Garlic or garlic powder
1/2 apple (tart and flavorful is best), cored
Balsamic vinegar (optional)
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and spray the pan with a bit of oil. Trim the pork chops of any visible fat. Sprinkle the pork chops with chipotle pepper, salt, and garlic powder.
- Cook the pork chops in the hot skillet, turning occasionally to achieve even browning. Meanwhile, coarsely chop the apple (with peel on – it’s healthy!) and the onion.
- Remove the pork chops from the skillet and cover them with foil to keep warm.
- Add the apple and onion to the hot skillet and sauté until tender, deglazing the pan with chicken broth as needed. Season with chipotle powder, garlic, and a splash of balsamic vinegar (if you want!). Serve the apple sauté over the pork chops and enjoy!
I made these pork chops last night and rounded out the meal with veggies and Lunberg’s Brown Rice couscous.
This was the first time I have tried this, and it is pretty good! It is essentially course cut brown rice, so it cooks much faster (only about 15 minutes). I loved the texture; you could use this in a lot of recipes, like tabouli and casseroles. I even ate some again for breakfast this morning with some milk, cinnamon, and stevia!