I made a discovery recently — apple and bourbon go oh so well together! Awhile back I bought a bottle of bourbon for a dessert. Now bourbon is an ingredient I keep in my kitchen all the time. It’s great for all sorts of recipes, but it tastes especially wonderful with a sweet and savory combination like these Apple Bourbon Pork Chops.
I don’t know about you, but I am SO happy that the time changed! It’s been so nice to be able to spend some time outside in the evenings while it’s still light out.
It also makes life so much easier for food bloggers like me. I try to only use natural light in my pictures, so before the time changed I had to cook and take pictures over the weekend. Now I can take pictures of the dinners I cook since it’s usually still light out when we eat.
I’ve been cooking a lot more lately since Andrew and I decided to put together a budget to be able to save as much money as possible during our engagement. I’ve gotten back into meal planning and I know it might sound crazy, but I love it!
Each week I take a little bit of time to sit down and plan out what I will cook for dinner each night. We have a pretty long list of our favorite dishes to choose from, including a few that are staples, meaning we have it at least every other week.
Doing this gives me the chance to plan a new dish or two to try each week. It’s been so much fun to experiment and find some new favorites. This dish was a winner for sure!
I usually try to cook a little extra so Andrew can bring the leftovers to work for lunch. He reported that these pork chops were great left over! The apples soaked up some of the bourbon juice and were even more flavorful the second day. So don’t be afraid to cook a little extra!
- 1-2 pounds boneless pork chops
- Salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large apples (I used gala)
- 1 white onion
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- Season the pork chops to taste. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium high.
- Brown the pork chops for 2 minutes on each side. Add the onions, apple and bourbon.
- Lower the heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until pork chops are cooked thoroughly and the apples and onions are browned.
Have you ever tried apple and bourbon together? What do you think of the combination?