Friday, May 20, 2011

Pork Chop Goodness!

This recipe comes courtesy of

It is legitimately delicious!

6 boneless pork chops (why 6 and not 4?  The packages of pork chops I bought had 3 pork chops in each package)
3 slices bacon, chopped up
1 large sweet onion
2 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped up
olive oil
1 large can of Pineapples in Pineapple juice...make extra sure there is NO SUGAR or high fructose corn syrup added
1 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
ground black pepper
pinch sea salt
Cooking Directions

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
*Gently cut a pocket horizontally in the side of the pork chop, (be careful not to cut your fingers off). Season the outside of the chops with some freshly ground black pepper and sea salt.
*In a large skillet cook the bacon until it is crispy.  After it gets crispy, add the onions, and thyme.
Cook until onions start to caramelize (about 10 minutes). After the onions, and bacon are done cooking, put into a bowl and add apples, 2 Tablespoons of pineapple juice to the bowl and mix well.
*Stuff each pork chop with the mixture and secure the opening with toothpicks (there will be lots of leftover filling).
*In the same skillet you just used for the bacon, add olive oil to coat pan and sear the pork chops on both sides until golden brown. Transfer to a baking dish, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
*While pork chops are cooking, add pineapple juice to skillet and deglaze pan. Bring the liquid to a simmer and add pineapples and leftover apple, onion bacon mixture to skillet.
When the pork-chops are done cooking, serve them covered in the extra sauce, and enjoy!

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