Braised Pork Chops with Cabbage and Apples

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

Cooking instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.


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