Braised pork chops with apples

Braised pork chops with apples

Category: Main meal | Serves: 2

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

1 teaspoon sunflower oil

2 lean boneless pork chops (fat removed) or lean boneless pork loin chops or steaks (about 150g/5 1/2oz each)

2-3 shallots, thinly sliced

85g (3oz) mushrooms, sliced

2 teaspoons plain flour

100ml (3 1/2fl oz) vegetable stock

4 tablespoon dry cider

1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard, or to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 large eating apple, peeled, cored and thickly sliced

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC/fan 160 ºC/gas mark 4. Heat oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add pork; cook over a medium-low heat until sealed all over. Transfer to an ovenproof casserole dish.
  2. Add shallots and mushrooms to frying pan; cook for 5 minutes. Add flour; cook gently for 1 minute, stirring. Slowly add stock and cider, stirring; add mustard and black pepper. Bring to the boil; continue stirring for 2-3 minutes or until thickened slightly.
  3. Place apple slices on pork; pour over sauce. Cover and cook in oven for 45-60 minutes or until pork is tender. Serve with boiled new potatoes.

Nutritional information

Braised Pork Chop Apples