I love Fall flavors, and to me, nothing screams Fall more than fresh apples. I love incorporating them into savory dishes, and turning them into delicious meals for my family. So, when I was asked to create a tasty recipe using all-natural Smithfield All-Natural Bone-In Pork Chops, my mind instantly went to a dish with fresh Granny Smith apples added in. What I ended up with was a delicious smothered pork chops recipe that the whole family could enjoy on a chilly Fall evening.
About Smithfield Pork
Smithfield Pork provides all-natural pork products from stock that is proudly raised right here in the USA. They meet the USDA Process Verified standard and never add steroids, hormones or articficial ingredients to their products. As a mother, it is important to me what I feel my family. Knowing that I can head to my local Walmart and pick up all-natural Smithfield pork products at prices my family can afford, is a great feeling. We used to avoid pork a lot because I always thought it was pricey, but purchasing enough pork to feed by growing boys can often be less expensive than picking up some ground beef.
I also love the Smithfield Pork takes a roll in helping local communities. It makes me feel good to purchase from companies that have a focus on giving back. Smithfield Pork does this by partnering with regional farm families across the country, supporting both national and local causes, and providing jobs to local community members.
Cream Smothered Pork Chops with Apples and Onions
4 Smithfield Pork All-Natural Bone-In Pork Chops
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 Granny Smith Apples cut into thin wedges
1 large sweet onion cut into thin slices
1/3 c. chicken broth
1 c. heavy whipping cream
1/3 c. Dijon mustard
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Step 2: Place 2 tbsp. olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium/high heat. Sear each side of the pork chops and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet.
Step 3: Place sliced apples and onions into the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes until browned and beginning to wilt. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Step 4: Pour 1/2 cup of chicken broth into the skillet and de-glaze. Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 1/3 c. Dijon mustard, whisking well to mix together. Cook for 1-2 minutes until it begins to bubble.
Step 5: Add pork chops, apples and onions back into the skillet, turning over to coat them in the cream sauce.
Step 6: Top the pork chops with sprigs of fresh Thyme and place the skillet in the oven for 10 minutes.
This meal truly is incredible, and the sauce is delicious over some mashed potatoes. Even picky eaters will love this recipe. Want to create this meal for your family? Smithfield Pork products are available to purchase at great prices, right from your local Walmart store.
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