Like beef, I didn’t eat pork until recently. Well, I take that back. At Easter and Christmas I would have a slice of the ham for dinner. With a husband who wasn’t a big pork fan (besides bacon) we never really had it in our house. A former turkey bacon fan, I switched to normal bacon a few months ago. Mainly because of how processed Turkey bacon is and the amount of preservatives added. I didn’t love it and still have a hard time eating it plain but it’s good. Then I made some pulled pork and actually liked it! I wanted to branch out even more and saw so many people enjoying pork chops that I decided to give it a try.
We had some while on vacation that my MIL topped with applesauce and I thought it was pretty tasty! So I decided to combine the sweetness of applesauce and the salty flavor of bacon to create an easy but delicious meal!
It’s a meal that is perfect for a week night, date night or dinner with friends.
Since making this recipe I’ve made it three more times as we all love it! Oh and it’s great left over for breakfast or lunch 🙂
- 4 natural, humanly raised pork chops
- 1 lb. nitrate free, uncured bacon
- 2 fuji apples
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- Peel and dice apples then set aside.
- In a frying pan over medium heat cook bacon.
- Remove from the pan and reserve bacon drippings.
- Once cooled, chop up bacon.
- Season pork with sea salt and pepper then add to pan with about 1 tbsp. of bacon grease.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side or until done.
- Remove from pan and add in apples and cinnamon.
- Cook until apples are softened then add in chopped bacon and applesauce.
- Simmer for a few minutes until warm.
- Top pork chops with bacon and apple mixture then enjoy!
- Are you a fan of pork?
- What’s your favorite way to eat it?
- Whats a food you used to avoid but now enjoy?