Sunday, January 11, 2009

apple topped bourbon pork chops

My husband Chad, found this recipe in his Men's Health magazine last year. We have only made it twice before, & this recipe seemed perfect to eat on a lazy sunday with a baked potato! According to Men's Health you are supposed to add at least 6 of these powerfoods below to your meal plan each day...and since I am getting back into working out 3-4x a week, I thought this would be a great blog entry to start the new week off!

Almonds, Beans, Spinach, Dairy, Instant Oatmeal (I really like Starbuck's perfect oatmeal w/ brown sugar & mixed nuts), Eggs (see egg white omelette recipe under breakfast), Turkey, Peanut Butter, Olive Oil, Whole Grains (breads & cereals; see recipes with Barilla Plus pasta) , Extra-protein powder (whey), Raspberries (and other berries; see healthy smoothie under drink category, made with light apple juice).

apple topped bourbon chops
~2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
~1 small garlic clove, crushed (I used crushed jarred garlic)
~2 thin-cut boneless pork chops
~1 small red apple, such as Gala or Red delicious; cored & diced (we used honey crisp)

~2 tsp balsamic or red-wine vinegar
~1 tbsp bourbon (we use Knob Creek)
~1 tbsp grainy mustard; such as Grey Poupon)
~salt & pepper to taste

Serves 2: (we tripled this recipe to make 4-6 chops)

Combine the oil + garlic in a non-stick skillet over med-high heat. Place the chops in the center of the skillet. Toss the apple with the vinegar + bourbon, and then add the mixture to the skillet between the pork & the edges of the pan. Cook 6 minutes, turning the pork once and the apple pieces a few times.

When ready to serve, top the pork chops with the mustard. Season to taste with salt & pepper. We served our with a idaho baked potato + salad, enjoy ;)

1 comment:

  1. What a GREAT idea! Bourbon makes everything better! ;)