This post is NOT a quick weeknight meal. But it is a recipe I tried and want to share because - no lie - this is my favorite pork chop recipe of all time! Yep, you read that right. I usually don't go to extremes, but Tender Pork Chops with Caramelized Apples and Onions from Mel's Kitchen Cafe has just become a staple for my family.
Confession: pork chops aren't my favorite. I'd much rather use a recipe with shredded deli chicken. But I had time on a Saturday, which is a good thing, because these babies cook for 3 hours! And they are worth every minute. They are so tender that we didn't even need knives. My husband and teen daughter volunteered that they would eat the pork chops again before I even asked.
The Good: I love the combo of pork chops, yellow onions, and Granny Smith apples. It just shouts FALL to me. Mashed potatoes is the perfect side. The meat falls off the bone. It's super easy to assemble.
The Bad: The 3-hour cooking time. It's going to be hard to do this on a weeknight. But I think it could be assembled, covered and refrigerated the night before, and if I ever got home on time, I could stick it in the oven and then forget about it till time to eat.
Summary: Try Tender Pork Chops as soon as you can! This will definitely go in our meal rotation!