Lunch / Dinner
Sauteed Pork Chops with Apple-Onion Compote
Pork chops, apples, and cabbage — the epitome of German fare — come together to create a simple menu that’s anything but simple in flavor. From an apple-onion compote to a flavorful sautéed cabbage side, this menu, featuring perfectly cooked pork chops, is weeknight eating done right. Pork chops cook up quickly, making them great for weeknights. Opt for bone-in chops — the bone adds flavor and prevents the chops from becoming dry.
Melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, apples, honey, cloves, and pepper flakes; cover and sweat until apples soften, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season compote with salt.
Heat remaining 4 Tbsp. butter in a cast-iron skillet over mediumhigh; sauté chops until browned on both sides and a thermometer inserted near, but not touching bone registers 145°, 5–7 minutes per side.
Transfer chops to a plate, tent with foil, and let rest 2 minutes. Serve chops with compote.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 47%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 108mg 4%
Carbs 21g 7%
Fiber 4g 16%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.