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Old 03-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #31
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I can't link to the recipe because of TOS, but if you go to the Taste of Home website and search for Caramel-Apple Pork Chops you can see it. But here is the original recipe, I've added my notes so you can see how I lower the carbs.

4 bacon strips, chopped
4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
3 small tart apples, peeled and thinly sliced (I only use one, and slice it very thin)
1 medium onion, chopped (I actually just cut in half and slice so it matches the apples)
4 teaspoons brown sugar (I substitute this with ez-sweets and a tsp or so of blackstrap molasses)
1 tablespoon butter (I probably use more like 3 tbls and skip the broth)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup chicken broth (I think this is optional, it's saucy enough with extra butter
2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach (one bag is plenty)
3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted


Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 3 teaspoons drippings. In the same skillet, cook pork chops in 2 teaspoons reserved drippings over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove and keep warm.
Saute apples and onion in 1 teaspoon reserved drippings in the same skillet until apples are crisp-tender. Stir in the brown sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon and pepper. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add pork chops. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°.
Remove chops to serving platter; let stand for 5 minutes. Add spinach to skillet and cook until wilted. Serve with chops. Sprinkle with bacon and walnuts. Yield: 4 servings.

Originally published as Caramel-Apple Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p17

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:11 PM   #32
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Thank you Speck, this sounds really yummy! Can't wait to give it a try.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #33
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It's probably my favorite pork dish.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:27 AM   #34
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Rest of the month

Week of March 17-23
SUN: Corned beef, cabbage, horseradish carrots*
MON: Chicken Diane*
WED: Cheeseburger Pitas*
THU: Grilled Steak
FRI: Thai shrimp and cabbage*
SAT: Beef pot roast (crock pot)

*Taste of Home recipes

sides will simply be green salad, green beans or Asian stir fry veggies

Week of March 24-31
SUN: Pesto Stuffed Pork chops (BHG online)
MON: Butter Chicken (somewhere here on LCF)
WED: Hamburgers
FRI: Fish tacos (Food network)
SAT: Chile Relleno Casserole (Pioneer Woman)
SUN: Easter Dinner... still working on the menu, but ham, asparagus, purple sweet potato salad, deviled eggs, rhubarb cheese pie, something else??
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #35
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Thank you for the recipe Speck! Can't wait to try it.

Tonight: White Castle pie I keep saying I'm going to make and haven't. LOL!
Tuesday: Zatarains for DH, leftovers for me
Wed: Something with sausage
Thurs: Stir fry chicken and veggies
Fri: Take out
Sat: I may be out of town so IDK yet
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:35 PM   #36
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Finally! I've got the new April 2013 thread started!
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