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Pork and apple skillet dinner (Lunch/Dinner)

Pork and apple skillet dinner (from Canada's food guide)


Apples, with their touch of sweetness, are a perfect complement to pork chops. This is a delicious weeknight meal that comes together with little fuss. Serve these pork chops with mashed sweet potatoes or brown rice.


Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) canola oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) dried thyme leaves

  • 1 mL (¼ tsp) fresh ground pepper

  • 4 boneless pork loin chops, about 500 g/1 lb

  • 2 red skinned apples, cored and sliced

  • 125 mL (½ cup) sodium reduced chicken or vegetable broth

  • 5 mL (1 tsp) Dijon mustard

  • 2 mL (½ tsp) cornstarch


Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine oil, garlic, thyme and pepper; add pork chops and rub mixture all over.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat and brown pork chops on both sides. Remove to plate and add apple slices to pan; cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

  3. Whisk together broth, mustard and cornstarch; pour into skillet. Stir to coat apples. Return pork chops to skillet and cook, turning once, for about 3 minutes.

Tips

  • Save money by buying larger packages of pork loin chops and freeze the extras for another meal.

  • Switch up the type of apple. See what’s available at your grocery store or farmers’ market.

  • Take this recipe to a whole new level by swapping out apples for pears.


Use a digital food thermometer to check that pork has reached an internal temperature of 71°C (160°F).


Recipe developed by Emily Richards, P.H. Ec. for Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Source: © All rights reserved. Canada’s Food Guide: Recipes. Health Canada. Reproduced with permission from the Minister of Health, 2022.

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The taste is good, but it's not a stand-alone dish. You have to add some additional rice and vegetables.

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