Pork Chops with Apples & Bacon
October 15th, 2018
It's apple picking time. Who knew apples and pork chops would go together so well? Thanks to Board Member, Norman McClure for this delicious pick this week. A quick and easy recipe for skillet pork chops with apples coated in a sticky sweet cinnamon sauce and savory, salty bacon to top it all off.
2 pounds 3/4” thick center loin chops
3 teaspoons of TAK Seasoning
4 slices thick-cut bacon diced
2 Jazz apples peeled and cut into very thin slices
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch of allspice
Pinch of Kosher salt
Pat chops dry with a paper towel, sprinkle both sides with TAK Seasoning and pat to adhere. Set aside until ready to use.
Have ready a plate lined with a paper towel. In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, fry bacon for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned and crispy. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to the plate and set aside.
Have ready a large plate. Add pork chops to the bacon grease and sear 2-3 minutes on each side, taking care not to overcrowd the pan, and searing in batches if necessary. Once cooked through, transfer the pork chops to the plate and set aside.
Add the sliced apples to the pan and saute 3 minutes, stirring often. Add sugar, sage, ginger, allspice and salt to the apples and stir to combine. Allow to cook, stirring often, until apples have softened, about 2 minutes more.
*recipe courtesy of theanthonykitchen.com