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Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes

Pork Chops with Apples, Onions, and Sweet Potatoes

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Ashbeth

This is so easy, so good, and so versatile! I've used pork chops with and without bones, pork loin, and pork roast. You can sprinkle the brown sugar, salt, and pepper on the different layers or all at the end, as mentioned in the recipe. Play around with the brown sugar and spices to your taste.

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  • Calories:
  • 313 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.8g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 13.6 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 771 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Season pork chops with salt and pepper to taste, and arrange in a medium oven safe skillet. Top pork chops with onions, sweet potatoes, and apples. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Season with 2 teaspoons pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
  3. Cover, and bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until sweet potatoes are tender and pork chops have reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).
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CookinNurse
323
10/19/2005

I didn't see that anyone else had suggested this, but I did this recipe in my slow-cooker. I put the sweet potatoes on the botom, since they take the longest. Then I put a layer of onions and apples, then the chops, then another layer of onion and apples. On each layer i lightly dusted with salt and pepper and then sprinkled with a brown sugar/cinnamon/nutmeg mix - probably used double-triple the amt of brown sugar called for. I cooked it on medium for about 5 1/2 hours. It turned out GREAT. The pork really soaked in the flavor since it was sandwiched between the onion and apples(used golden delicious, by the way, sliced thick, and the texture was perfect). The flavor of this was perfect for an autumn evening - I love this combination!

Aspiring Chef Rita
231
1/26/2004

If I could give this more than 5 stars I would - but that was on my second try. The first try was a bit of a disaster but still tasted terrific. I'd like to pass on what I learned: The amount of ingredients were on the mark, except for the pepper. 1)make sure you slice the onion and sweet potatoes very thin - they will then cook within the hr. 2) Cut the apples thicker - not too thick - since they take a shorter amt of time to cook (if too thin they will turn to mush) 3) Use the "GRANULATED" brown suger (I used the old fashioned kind the first time and it wouldn't melt - the pepper got stuck in the sugar - I had to mush in down - not a pretty sight!). I also cut back on the pepper the second time - we love pepper, especially on sweet potatoes but found that 1 tsp. was sufficient). I cooked this in a corningware baking dish with cover and the second time it was a pretty presentation and everyone loved it. It is fun and easy to prepare. One pork chop per serving is not enough in my house!!! Believe it or not - it is a light meal. You might want to serve a salad with it since some were looking for a third chop! The pork really picks up the juices while it is cooking. This is a keeper and a really quick meal - thanks Ashbeth.

MARY DOMAZ
133
1/8/2004

My family enjoyed this recipe a lot. Instead of sprinkling the chops with salt and pepper, I used Morton's Seasoning Salt, which is a nice blend of seasonings. I did mix cinnamon with the sugar and made a little more than what is called for. Next time I would not use the onions. My family did not think the onions blended well with the sweet potatoes and apples. I also did not season the casserole with the 2 tsp. of pepper and the 1 tsp of salt. Somehow I didn't think that would go well with the sugared potatoes and apple slices. I would suggest that if you make this recipe, you microwave the sliced sweet potatoes for a couple minutes to give them a head start in cooking. I found the potatoes were a little hard and the meat a little overdone, following the recipe. I think if you started the potatoes, you could cook this recipe for about 45 minutes and get juicier chops.