Pork Chops with Cabbage & Caraway-Scented Apples

These cider-glazed pork chops are delicious with caraway-scented apples, onions and cabbage in this easy 1-pan meal.

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup low sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 1 TB Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 boneless pork chops ~1” thick (1 ½ lbs total)
  • 2 1/2 tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 cups red onions, thinly sliced (~ 2 large)
  • 2 large granny smith apples, peeled and diced (~ 3 cups)
  • 3 ½ cups shredded red cabbage (10 oz package)

Instructions

Combine cider, chicken broth, mustard, caraway seeds, and 1 tsp salt in a large bowl. Season pork chops with 1 tsp salt & ½ tsp pepper. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat. Add pork sections and brown well on both sides, approximately 3-4 mins per side. Remove pork to plate. Add onions and ½ tsp salt and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until beginning to brown. Stir in apples, nestle in browned pork chops, and pour cider-broth mixture over all. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered.  Add cabbage to pan and cook an additional 2 minutes or until wilted.  

Remove pork chops and place on a cutting board to rest. Use a slotted spoon to remove pork chops and cabbage/apple/onion mixture to a large shallow serving bowl and cover loosely with foil. Continue to boil cider mixture to reduce until thick and syrupy, approximately 8-10 minutes. When reduced pour warm cider glaze over pork chops & cabbage mixture. 

Note: Pork chops should only be cooked to 150 degrees internal temperature to ensure juiciness. They may still be a little pink inside but this is perfectly fine. You can also test for done-ness with your finger … pork chops should feel slightly firm to the touch when pressed in the middle.