Smoked Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

Weeknight meals are the toughest for me. I tend to get bored really easily so repeating recipes in my house is rare. However I am also equally lazy during the week. I am sure many of you know exactly what I am talking about. Let’s face it a long day at the office can really take it all out of you!


Well, I am happy to tell you that I have the cure to your weeknight dinner dilemma right here. These gorgeous smoked pork chops couldn’t be easier to make. The pork chops cook off beautifully and while they are finishing in the oven, you can throw together a flavorful topping of apples and onions in mere minutes. So simple and elegant, you might be tempted to pull this recipe out for special occasions! You can tell everyone it took you hours… It’ll be our little secret!


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Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat. Sear both sides of the pork chops until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes per side. Place the cast iron in the oven to finish the pork chops, approximately 10-12 minutes.


In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine 1 Tbsp olive oil, onion, and garlic. Cook until the onions are tender and translucent, approximately 3-4 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, apple slices, apple cider, rosemary, thyme, and Dijon mustard. Cook until the liquid reduces by half, approximately 5 minutes. Remove the rosemary sprig before serving.


Serve pork chops with apples and onions on top.


Recipe & Photos by Meghan Bassett

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