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Pork Chops with Cabbage & Apples

Active Time: 25-30 minutes / Cook Time: 60-65 minutes / Total Time: 65-70 minutes

Makes 2 servings

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Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons ghee, divided
  • 2-1/2” thick bone-in pork chops
  • pinch each fine sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 small onion, peeled, halved, and sliced into thin half-moons
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ head of small cabbage, any type, cored and thinly sliced (4-6 cups)
  • 1 large apple, peeled, halved, cored, and cut into ½” wedges
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • juice of ½ a lemon OR 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, for finishing (optional)

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon ghee over medium-high heat. Evenly sprinkle pork chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Sear pork chops 3-4 minutes per side, or until chops release easily from the pan. Remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Lower the heat under the skillet to medium and add 1 tablespoon ghee to the same pan. Add onions, thyme, and ¼ teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often at first, while the pan is still so hot, and then occasionally, 5-6 minutes, or until onions begin to soften.
  3. Add cabbage to skillet and stir. Cook until the cabbage is wilted and beginning to look translucent, 6-8 minutes.
  4. Add apples and chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  5. Nestle pork chops into the cabbage mixture and cover the pan. Reduce heat to low and simmer 35-40 minutes, or until pork chops are tender. If it looks like the pan is drying out, add ½ cup water.
  6. Add lemon juice or vinegar, if using, taste for seasoning, and add additional salt and pepper as desired.
  7. Divide half of cabbage onto each of two plates, top each with a pork chop, and enjoy!