Say goodbye to shoe-leather pork chops with this quick and easy two-step method to cook beautiful pork chops every time – and for this paleo recipe, seasoned with Moroccan-inspired flavors and topped with warm sautéed apples.
This easy stovetop-to-oven method practically guarantees you’ll serve up perfect bone-in pork chops that are tender and moist…and the easy sautéed apple slices take this dish right over the top.
As you’ll see in the recipe, this one’s incredibly simple. Your chops get a nice sear in an oven-proof skillet on the stovetop for a couple of minutes, then finish up in the oven in the same pan for a few more. The key is not to overcook these – use an inexpensive meat thermometer if you want to get them just right. It’ll take the guess work out of cooking times and will help keep you from over- or under-cooking your meats.
As you probably know I love to play with spices, so the pork chops get rubbed with a simple seasoning combo that has a little Moroccan flair to it. And the sauteed apples couldn’t be easier – just a handful of spices and a quick heating in a separate saucepan is all it takes to make this paleo fruit topping.
We didn’t have a chance to cut into these tasty chops until after we photographed them. It’s just part of the blogging thing. But when we did get these on our plates they were moist and perfectly cooked. And what a winner with the spicy and sweet apples! If you rather have more of an applesauce topping with your chops, take a look at this recipe: Cinnamon Apple Pear Sauce – it takes a bit more time, but it’s a good one too.
This may look like a fancy meal, but it really only took about 30 minutes to prep and cook.
Try this easy two-step method to cooking bone-in pork chops next time. You’ll be serving a primo paleo pork chops dinner that will have everyone licking their chops!