Next Level Applesauce Pork Chops

Snapshot_20150528.JPGThese pork chops are officially my favorite as of today! I took what I knew about baking pork chops and made a new, and if ¬†do say so myself, awesome recipe! The photo doesn’t do it much justice, if anyone makes it and takes a better photo, send it to me and I’ll post it!

Ingredients

  • 4 1 inch thick pork chops
  • 2 medium apples (I prefer gala) sliced
  • one small yellow onion, sliced in quarter moons
  • 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced

Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Tools

  • 9 in x 13 in baking dish
  • cooking spray
  • cutting board
  • chef’s knife

Procedure 

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients, set aside
  3. Spray baking dish, set aside
  4. core apples (if you don’t have an apple corer-I don’t- quarter the apples and very carefully cut the center of the apple off by slicing at an angle) slice into 1/4 inch pieces. spread into bottom of pan
  5. thinly slice garlic cloves and spread into pan
  6. slice onions into quarter moons. place in pan
  7. lay pork chops on top of apple/onion/garlic mix. ensure they do not overlap and they are balanced in the pan (i.e. don’t but three on one side and one on the other)
  8. spoon sauce mixture over everything
  9. Bake for 35-45 minutes. make sure the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F

Serve with a spoonful of apple mixture on top and enjoy!

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