Pork Chops with Apples and Shallots

Pork Chops with Apples and Shallots

Recipe Rating: 3.93978
Serves 4

A quick sear, followed by oven roasting brings out the best in these tender, juicy pork chops. Top with sweet, savory apples and tangy Carolina-style barbecue sauce.

  • Natural cooking spray
  • 3 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large Gala or Granny Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 bone-in, center-cut pork loin chops
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce, such as original or hot Bone Suckin' Sauce, divided
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Preheat oven to 450ºF. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with spray oil. Layer shallots and apples in the dish, season with salt and pepper and set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season pork chops with salt and pepper and cook, flipping once, until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Arrange pork chops on top of shallots and apples. Pour half of the barbecue sauce over the top.

Place dish in the oven and immediately reduce temperature to 375ºF. Bake for 15 minutes, then spoon remaining barbecue sauce over the top and bake until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the pork chops registers 145ºF, about 15 minutes more.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 340 calories (150 from fat), 16g total fat, 4g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 27g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 22g protein.
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