I just baked these pork chops in the oven for an hour on a bed of onion, apple and rosemary and I have to say, why have I never baked a pork chop before? Usually paleo dinners for hubby and I are a piece of meat (beef, pork, lamb or chicken) grilled, roasted or barbecued and three veg. Simple, quick, retro, healthy, easy. Straight from my childhood to the dinner table.
Today we had an unusually quiet Saturday, no catch ups or plans, (or chores, read couldn’t be bothered!) so I had time to prepare a delicious meal that requires an hour baked in the oven. The prep is so insanely easy it’s worth being better organised to create this tasty dish😊
INGREDIENTS (enough for two people)
. 2 pork chops, bone in
. 1 red apple, skin on, thinly sliced
. 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
. 1 sprig rosemary, leaves removed and finely chopped
. Olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 200*C. In a hot fry pan brown chops in a little oil for a few minutes, each side until nicely browned.
2. Arrange apple, onion and rosemary in a small baking pan. Drizzle over a small amount of olive oil and toss well by hand. Be sparing with the oil as the chops will be oily.
3. Place browned chops on top of apple mixture, cover pan with alfoil and bake for 45 minutes.
4. After 45 minutes, check for moisture and if still quite wet bake uncovered for 15 minutes until a nice, thick apple mixture is left.
My hubby ABSOLUTELY loved this dish. I guess what’s not to like about pork chops? MMMmmm! Bon Apetit!