Main Dishes

Apple Spice Pork Chops

150

The brown sugar & butter create an amazing caramel like sauce that drenches the pork chops in a deep, rich, sweetness. Add a little spice from the cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper and you've got a carnival in your mouth. Pork heaven. Also, since the chops simmer in the delicious sauce there is not even a fraction of a possibility that chops will end up as dry hockey pucks. No, they're juicy, rich, sweet and savory all at one time.

4
4 thick cut pork chops
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
a sprinkle each: salt and pepper, to taste
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 medium apples, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp chicken bouillon
1 cup water
Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. While the skillet is heating, open the pork chops and season one side with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Once the oil is hot (it should look wavy or ripply) place the chops in the pan, seasoned side down. Season the other side and let the chops cook undisturbed for 5-7 minutes or until the bottoms form a nice brown crust. If your chops are sticking to the pan, that means they have not formed a crust yet. They will "let go" once the crust forms. Flip the chops and cook the second side in the same manner. It should take 5-7 minutes for each side. While the chops are searing, thinly slice the onion. Wash, core and slice the apples into thin wedges. Once the chops have seared on both sides, remove them from the pan and add the apples, onion and butter. Stir and cook for about five minutes or until the apples and onions begin to soften. Add the bouillon, water, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the skillet with the apples and onions. Stir until everything is mixed together then return the chops to the pan. Nestle the chops down in the mixture, making sure some onions and apples are on top of the chops. Simmer the chops in the apple/onion mixture for about 10-15 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by half. Stir occasionally, moving the apples and onions around so they all have a chance to simmer and soften. Serve each chop with apples, onions and sauce spooned over top. Notes: I used boneless, center cut, thick chops but you use bone-in as well. I chose fuji apples for this recipe because I wanted something that was halfway between sweet and tart. I would suggest using any variety that is sweet but not sickeningly so. You want a little "acid" in there.
Nutritions

Calories
180

Sodium
400mg
16% DV

Fat
14g
22% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
17g
6% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

7

If you are looking for an easy, filling family-friendly meal, you can’t do much better than these easy Chicken Enchiladas you can make ahead. Our step by step directions will make this a “can’t miss recipe” that everyone will love.

Easy Chicken Enchiladas Ingredients:
16 Montecito 6 inch white corn tortillas
cooking spray
1 can (14.5 oz) Sun Harvest organic diced tomatoes in juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup chicken ( cooked and chopped into small pieces )
3 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup First Street Natural Fancy Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup First Street Sour Cream
Fresh Cilantro for garnish ( chopped )
4
Nutritions

Calories
1375

Sodium
554mg
23% DV

Fat
120g
184% DV

Protein
17g
34% DV

Carbs
55g
18% DV

Fiber
8g
35% DV