This 5-ingredient pork chop recipe yields terrific results and is simple to make. Take advantage of seasonal apple cider and enjoy this easy dinner. These pork chops go well with Roasted Vegetables and Apples.
Pork Chops with Apple Cider-Mustard Glaze
Makes 4 servings
4 boneless pork loin chops, 7 oz. each
2 TBL olive oil
1 cup apple cider
1 TBL mustard (whole-grain or dijon)
2 TBL butter
Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil. When it begins to shimmer, add pork chops and cook about 5 minutes per size or until done (thicker pork chops will take a bit longer). Transfer to a platter and cover loosely with foil.
Remove most of the oil from the skillet (I bunch up some paper towels and, using tongs, clean the skillet that way). Return pan to medium heat, add apple cider, and bring to a simmer, scraping up browned bits with a wooden spoon. Whisk in mustard and simmer 2 minutes more until liquid begins to reduce. Remove from heat and whisk in butter to thicken the sauce. Return pork chops to pan, flip to coat, and serve.
Note: Dijon mustard will yield a smoother glaze. We used whole-grain mustard in this dish.