Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Grilled Pork Chops with an Apple and Onion Sauce

We use the grill all year long.  Just two days after a decent (and rare) snowfall last year, we were firing up the grill.  The "grilled taste" just makes me smile, and it means less clean up for the cook...bigger smile!  Although this recipe suggests using the grill (which indicates summer to most), it screams "fall" flavors!
 I love sweet and savory dishes (with a little touch of "spicy" too!).  This recipe is a loose combination of two recipes:  First, growing up, my mom often made a sweet and savory pork tenderloin and cranberry dish with egg noodles - It is still one of my favorites at her house.  Second, years ago I found a recipe in Taste of Home's Cooking for Two magazine that was a one-skillet meal with pork chops, apples, onions, and potatoes.
 I love to sneak in a veggie, so I added cabbage to the sauce.  Cabbage is such a great source of calcium (who knew?), fiber, vitamins A, C, K, and many of the B's, magnesium, and potassium.  It is also one of the strongest cancer-fighting veggies!  I love to sneak it into stir fry meals, as well as sloppy joes.
Please enjoy this sweet and savory fall treat-best dishes and yummy dreams!

Grilled Pork Chops with an Apple and Onion Sauce

4 bone-in pork chops
parsley, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper
3 medium apples (I used Gala)
1 large sweet onion
2 cups of shredded cabbage
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. apple pie spice
1/4 tsp. of nutmeg
dash of hot sauce

2 c. apple juice
4 tsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. of your favorite BBQ sauce (We use Sweet Baby Ray's)
wheat egg noodles

Preparing the Pork Chops:
1.  Trim the pork chops.
2.  Pat dry and drizzle olive oil on both sides of the pork chops.
3.  Mix together desired amount of parsley, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on both sides of pork chops.
4.  Place in refrigerator while preparing other ingredients.

Preparing the Sauce:
1.  Slice apples and onions and place in a saute pan with the cabbage.
2.  Add measured amount of salt, pepper, apple pie spice, and nutmeg to the pan.
3.  In a small bowl, mix together the apple juice, cornstarch and bbq sauce until the mixture is smooth.
4.  Add the mixture to the saute pan, cover, and cook on medium heat until fruit and veggies are tender.

5.  Prepare wheat egg noodles according to package directions.
6.  While the sauce and noodles cook, grill the pork chops until juices are clear.

7.  Place the pork chops on a bed of noodles and cover with the sauce.  Enjoy!

Thanks for reading, loves xo


Mary said...

This looks wonderful! Now I am starving. I hope you don't mind when we are in line at your grill-plate in hand!

I'm going to try this.

Christine said...

Wow, that look delish!

Miz Helen said...

Your Grilled Pork Chops with Apple and Onion Sauce looks so delicious, we just love Pork Chops and Apple combination. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Ellen Zames said...

YUMMY! This looks really delicious! Thank you for linking up to Sharing Sundays.