Here is a great pork chop recipe, smothered in a wonderful apple juice and pearl onion pan gravy with delicious mashed yams and steamed green beans. This is a great Fall meal that is simple to make with flavors that will pop in your mouth. Serve it with a nice garden salad and dinner roll and your family and friends will love you forever. The recipe takes less than an hour to prepare.
1 1/2 lbs. boneless pork loin chops ( 3 to 5 chops )
3 oz. pearl or petite onions ( about 1/2 cup )
1 teas. salt
1/2 teas. cracked pepper
3/4 teas. onion powder
1/2 teas. garlic powder
1 teas. dry parsley flakes
1 teas. dry rubbed sage
1-2 tbsp. olive oil
Method: Pork Chop Recipe
Add salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley and sage to a small bowl and mix to blend seasonings. Sprinkle on both sides of your pork chops. Heat a medium to large size skillet to medium high heat and add the olive oil. Place your pork chops in the pan and lightly fry them until golden brown on both sides, about 3 to 5 minutes a side or when the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees. Add the pearl onions to the pan when you flip the pork chops. Remove the chops from the pan to a small plate and cover for 10 minutes. This will finish the cooking so that the pork chops will reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. This is what is called ” carry over cooking “. The pork chop recipe is done but leave the pearl onions in the pan. They will be needed to make the gravy.
3 oz. pearl onions
1/3 cube butter or margarine
1 1/2 teas. flour
1/2 cup apple juice
1 clove fresh garlic ( minced or crushed )
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
After removing the pork chops from the pan, immediately add the butter in with the onions and let it melt, this will only take a minute, add the garlic. Stir with a wood spoon to release the bits left from the pork and to cook the garlic, about 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir to make a roux, another minute or two. Add the apple juice, salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until it has thickened slightly. This whole process should only take about 8 to 10 minutes which is the amount of time it takes for the pork chops to finish. Your pork chops and gravy are now ready to serve.
Ingredients: Mashed Yams
1 1/2- 2 lbs. yams or sweet potatoes ( peeled and cubed to 1 1/2 inches )
1 1/2 teas. salt
1/4 teas. pepper
water to cover yams
1 cube butter or margarine
1 1/2 teas. brown sugar
1/4 cup apple juice
Method: Mashed Yams
Add yams to a 3-5 qt. sauce pan and add enough water just to cover the yams, add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water. Bring it to a boil on medium high heat and boil for about 20 to 25 minutes, until yams are soft, just like making mashed potatoes. Drain the water and add the butter, apple juice, brown sugar, salt and pepper and mash with a potato masher until you get your desired consistency. These tasty taters are now ready, mmmm.
For the green beans, simply steam about 2 to 3 cups in a steamer for about 8 to 10 minutes. Or add about 3 cups of water to a 3 qt. sauce pan, bring to a boil and place a metal colander with your green beans on top and cover, they’ll take about the same amount of time.
To make this whole pork chop recipe come out at the same time I recommend starting with the yams since they will take longer than anything else, then the pork chop recipe and green beans.
Thanks for taking a look at my pork chop recipe, I hope you will try it. It’s a fabulous recipe! You’re going to love how tender and juicy the pork chops are paired with the gravy. The yams are a great change from traditional mashed potatoes and are perfect with the pork chops as well as the green beans.