This simple pork chop recipe is perfect for entertaining—it’s impressive but easy to put together.
- Serves 4
- Active time 20 minutes
- Total time 40 minutes
- 4 slices MOINK bacon
- 1 package MOINK boneless pork chops
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1 sweet onion, sliced
- ½ (3-lb.) head green cabbage, halved and sliced
- Olive oil
- 2 Gala or Honeycrisp apples, cut into wedges
- ½ cup apple cider
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. coarse grain mustard
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- Chopped fresh parsley, optional
- Cook the bacon in a large cast-iron skillet until browned and crisp. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, reserving 2 tablespoons of the bacon drippings in the skillet. Crumble the bacon once cooled.
- Sprinkle the pork chops with salt and pepper. Brown the pork in the bacon drippings 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate, and keep warm.
- Add the onion, cabbage, and apples to the drippings in the skillet, adding oil if needed. Cook 5 minutes until the onion begins to soften and the cabbage wilts.
- Stir together the apple cider, vinegar, mustard, and brown sugar. Add to the skillet. Nestle the pork chops in the cabbage mixture. Cover and cook 5 minutes or until the pork is done and the vegetables are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the crumbled bacon and garnish with parsley, if desired.