Pork loin chops, seasoned with paprika, sage, thyme and spices then lightly pan fried and served with homemade applesauce. When my applesauce was simmering in the crock pot, I knew I would be serving it with pork chops. I served them with buttermilk mashed potatoes and an Autumn Salad with Pears on the side.
You can make this with boneless or bone-in pork chops; center cut pork loin chops are a good option because they are pretty lean, just be sure not to over-cook them so they don't dry out. According to the USDA, cooking pork to 145° F and letting it rest for three minutes will give you juicy chops that are safe to eat.
Pork Chops and Applesauce
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 chop, 2 tbsp applesauce • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 4
Calories: 180 • Fat: 8.2 g • Protein: 20.3 g • Carb: 4.8 g • Fiber: 0.3 g • Sugar: 1.5
Sodium: 29.3 mg
- 4 thin (14 oz) boneless pork loin chops, center cut
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp dried sage
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour (leave out for gluten free)
- 1/2 cup apple sauce for serving on the side
Season pork chops with paprika, garlic powder, sage, thyme, salt and fresh pepper to taste.
Place flour on a small flat plate and lightly pat the chops with flour, shaking off any excess flour so they are lightly coated.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add butter when the pan is hot. When the butter melts, place chops in the skillet and cook 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Turn over and cook an additional 3 - 4 minutes, or until the internal temp is 145° F. Remove from the pan and set on a platter to rest for three minutes.