Pork Chops with Apples and Onions over Mashed Potatoes

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

I made these pork chops for dinner a couple nights ago and I can’t wait to make them again! As far as meat goes, I usually just stick to chicken since it’s much leaner than red meats. However, when I saw this recipe for pork chops with apples and onions on Accounting for Taste, I had to try it out. I just love pork with apples and I love cooking new things! It also counts as another recipe toward my March goal of trying 4 new recipes!

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions over Mashed Potatoes

This recipe ended up being much easier than I thought it would be and it will definitely have to get added to the rotation. I decided to serve it over mashed potatoes, which are also very easy, to make it a nice filling weeknight dinner. I tried it out on the weekend because I was expecting it to take much longer but it was very simple and definitely doable for a weeknight.

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions over Mashed Potatoes

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions Over Mashed Potatoes

Serves 2

  • 2 pork chops
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 2 cups Gala apples, diced (about 2 apples)
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp flour
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 red potatoes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 oz cream cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  1. Add potatoes to a large pot and fill with enough water to cover potatoes
  2. Bring to a boil and cook until fork tender, about 30 minutes
  3. While potatoes are cooking, preheat oven to 400° F
  4. In oven proof skillet, heat 1 tsp olive oil over medium-high heat
  5. Saute pearl onions a couple minutes, until slightly browned
  6. Add apples, 2 tsp butter, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper to pan and place in oven for about 10 minutes, until apples are tender
  7. Heat remaining olive oil in another large pan over medium-high heat
  8. Use remaining salt and pepper to season pork and cook in pan, about 3-5 minutes each side, until cooked through
  9. Remove pork from pan and cover with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  10. In pan pork was cooked in, add chicken broth and flour and bring to a boil
  11. Whisk continuously for 1 minute, until reduced by about 1/2, making sure to scrape brown bits from bottom of pan
  12. Add cider vinegar and remaining butter to pan and remove from heat
  13. Drain water from potatoes and mash
  14. Add sour cream, cream cheese, and milk
  15. If potatoes are dry, add more milk until desired consistency is reached
  16. Serve apples, onions, and sauce on pork. Serve mashed potatoes on side or under pork.

Enjoy :)