Apple & Spinach Pork Chops Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices thick cut bacon
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 2 granny smith apples, cored and sliced into thin wedges (~16 per apple)
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach, packed

Cooking Instruction:

  1. In a small dish, mix brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg together and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, fry bacon over medium-high heat. Place on a paper towel lined plate when done and drain bacon grease from the pan into a dish to reserve for later use.
  3. Season both sides of chops with salt and pepper. Add 1 tablespoon bacon drippings back to pan and cook chops for 3-4 minutes on each side until browned. Remove onto a plate and cover with foil.
  4. Add the onion to the pan with 1 teaspoon bacon drippings and saute 2 minutes. Add the apples and cook another minute. Place butter and brown sugar mixture in the pan and mix until butter melts. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Place the pork chops on top of the apples/onion, reduce heat to low so it is just simmering, cover, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until pork is done (145 degrees F internal temp).
  5. Remove pork onto serving platter, stir in the spinach in with the apples, and cover for 1 minute until spinach wilts. Add apples and spinach to platter, sprinkle with pecans and bacon and serve.

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