4 Servings

Apple-Ginger Pork ChopsIngredients:
4 thick cut pork chops, bone-in
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp ground ginger
2 cups chicken broth
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 cups Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced thin
1 large sweet onion, sliced into rings

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F
2. Mix together the apple juice, cider vinegar, chicken broth, brown sugar, meat tenderizer, garlic powder, nutmeg, ginger, and black pepper, stirring until the brown sugar has dissolved.
3, Pour the liquid into a deep casserole
4. Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and brown outsides of the pork chops thoroughly, about 5 minutes per side.
5. Place the pork chops into the liquid. Top the chops with apple and onion.
6. Cover each pan tightly with foil
7. Cook 2 hours, then turn the chops over in the sauce.
8. Cook an additional 2-3 hours, until the internal temperature of the chop reaches at least 160 degrees F.

Lea VaughnCook’s Note: This recipe makes enough sauce to be drizzled over scoops of rice as a side dish. Need a version of this recipe scaled for a bigger crowd? Here’s the link: Large Group recipe serves 50

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