Seasoned Pork Chops baked with an Apple Compote. Your taste buds will fall in love with all of the flavors in this paleo-friendly comfort food.
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To make this recipe you will need:
- smoked paprika
- black pepper
- sea salt
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- cayenne pepper
- center loin pork chops
- coconut oil
- large onion
- Granny Smith apples
- thick cut, uncured bacon
- small dish
- large, oven safe skillet (preferably cast iron)
After you season and brown the pork chops, you’ll mix up a simple compote of bacon, apple and onion.
I mean can you get any more comforting that the combination of those flavors, really?
You will absolutely love this dish, and so will your entire family.
Pork Chops with Bacon and Apple
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- dash cayenne pepper
- 6 center loin pork chops
- 2 Tb coconut oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 3 whole Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
- 6 slices thick cut, uncured bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 tsp thyme
- To begin, preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
- In a small bowl, combined the smoked paprika, regular paprika, black pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper.
- Sprinkle the seasoning on each side of the pork chops, the rub the seasoning into the meat a bit with your fingers.
- In a large oven-safe (cast iron preferred) skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium high heat.
- Working in batches, brown the pork chops on each side. This should take a bout 3 minutes per side. As the pork chops are browned, place them in a dish and cover tightly with foil to keep them warm.
- Place the apple, onion and bacon in the skillet with the drippings. Give them a stir and sprinkle with the thyme. Pop the whole skillet into the oven for 20 minutes to bake. Stir the mixture half way through the baking time.
- Arrange the pork chops on top of the apple compote mixture.
- Place the skillet back into the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the pork chops are cooked through. Test with a meat thermometer. Depending upon how done you like your chops, they should read between 145 and 160 degrees.
Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.
Note: I no longer eat pork, however I am leaving recipes like this one up for those who enjoy it. Many pork recipes can be easily converted to turkey or chicken recipes, with little or even no other changes. Recipes with bacon or sausage can use alternatives like beef or turkey bacon. Article: Why I Quit Eating Pork