Pork Chops with Apples and Shallots

Pork Chops with Apples and Shallots

Rated:
Recipe Rating: 3.8936
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.
Ingredients: 
  • 3 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large gala or Granny Smith apple, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • pinch plus 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 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
  • Canola spray oil
  • pinch plus 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Method: 
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with spray oil. Layer shallots and apples in the dish, season with a pinch of the salt and pinch of the pepper and set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season pork chops with remaning 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon 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 375°F. 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 145°F, 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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