Tenderloin Tuesday: Caramel Apple Pork Chops

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

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Ingredients

4 boneless pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt , to taste
black pepper, to taste
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium tart red apples, cored and sliced into 1/2-inch wedges
3 tablespoons chopped pecans

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Cooking Directions

New USDA Guidelines
Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Saute chops, 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees F, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Remove; keep warm.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar,salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet; stir in brown sugar mixture and apples. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or just until apples are tender. Remove apples with a slotted spoon and arrange on top of chops; keep warm. Continue cooking mixture in skillet, uncovered, until sauce thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans.

Serves 4.


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Serving Suggestions

The flavor of the classic apple treat is a perfect fall taste for this meal. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.


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Nutrition

Calories: 330 calories
Protein: 30 grams
Fat: 18 grams
Sodium: 100 milligrams
Cholesterol: 100 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 6 grams
Carbohydrates: 12 grams

Random Safety Tip:
Refrigerate leftover pork as soon as possible.

 recipe from: porkbeinspired.com

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