Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Granny Smith Roasted Pork Chops
The weather man told me today that we would only be getting 1-2 inches of snow... o silly weather man... TRY AGAIN!!! (calling for 5-9 inches now) lol I knew that on my 45 minute drive to work that we would get much more. After having an early out at school, driving on snow covered interstate and 3 hours later it still snowing... It was time to cook!!! :) (with my favorite Bob Dylan LP on as well)
Every other week I rotate between meats to keep things interesting. This week I had a huge package of pork loin chops in the fridge. Not knowing exactly what to do with them I started digging around the fridge and the pantry. Having done Asian food earlier in the week I knew that was out. And I wasn't craving any spicy food. It was time to try something new... dun dun dun. With some beautifully green granny smith's chilling in the fridge I knew it was time to cook them up! They just didn't end up in a baked oatmeal like I had planned ;)
The result.. a healthy, clean dish that warms you up inside with a hint of sweetness.
8 pork loin chops, seasoned with s and p
3 granny smith apples, cored, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup honey
1/4 tablespoon cinnamon (optional or more or less to your taste)
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/2 cup chicken stock
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, brown chops on each side until golden brown (about two minutes). In a 9x13 casserole, place apples, honey, cinnamon and onion. Toss until the apples are evenly coated and spread evenly on the bottom of the pan. Layer pork chops on top of apples. Pour chicken stock over top of mixture. Bake covered for 30 minutes covered and for another 15-20 minutes or until pork chops are a bit more browned. Enjoy!!!
This dinner option clocks in at about 225 calories per serving and 4.5 grams of fat. I paired it with some nice mixed veg to complete the meal. It was tasty!!!