Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions. This dish bleeds fall. Like pumpkin recipes and a new TV lineup. Growing up, we didn’t have German American dishes in my Mexican home. We ate pork all the time, but it was usually spicy or fried. Nothing wrong with that at all! I don’t remember when I first had this dish, but it’s here to stay. On top of it all, I’m a big fan of one skillet dishes. Washing and scrubbing is not my thang. The less amount of work I have to do in the kitchen, the better. Can I get an AMEN?!
Some people stuff these bad boys. For me, I’m thinking time. If I make a little pocket and add the apples and onions, it will take longer to cook. Note: Anything stuffed will take longer to cook thoroughly. If I had the time, sure, ok… But, I’m going for fast, git r dun, feed hungry people. These Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions will be done quicker, yes, but you can’t forget to sear the meat. Searing is essential. Plus, my husband’s mother was from Germany, and his father spoke German fluently. This dish gives my husband an opportunity to tell us family stories at dinner. Translation: he talks, we eat. 😀
Let’s talk about apples and onions. To slice or dice? That is the question. For me, again, I’m thinking time. If you slice the apples and onions, less time prepping and more time feasting. If you’re making this Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions for Sunday dinner and your mother-in-law will be there, that’s a different story. Dice the apples and wrap the dish with a bow tie! Hope you enjoy.
Skillet Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil.
- Add salt and pepper to pork chops.
- Sear pork chops on each side 4-5 minutes until brown and done.
- Remove from pan.
- Add onion and apples. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Add chicken broth, wine grainy mustard, and thyme.
- Stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil.
- Return pork chops to the pan.
- Taste for good measure.