Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce

Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce

A little hard cider goes a long way when making these Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce. Use up those few bottles left in your beer fridge from summer. I really did just say“from summer”! Yes, fall is in the air already, but with that comes the bounty from your garden, warming casseroles and hearty soups.  I like to see the best in everything!  It only takes a cup of hard cider to make a fantastic pan sauce to adorn these pork chops.  The bonus here is that you get to drink the rest.

A tasty rub is smeared over the pork chops which are then pan fried golden.   While they rest, a quick pan sauce with everyday ingredients and a little hard cider transpires.  The key here is not to overcook the pork chops, 6 minutes per side is about all you need.  If in doubt, you want a minimum of 145℉ on an instant read thermometer.

I love this recipe because you get good delicious value for the time spent. The spice rub adds additional flavour and a gorgeous colour to the pork chops. It’s a weeknight winner for sure!  Enjoy!

Recipe Source:  Adapted slightly from: Williams-Sonoma Pork Chops with Hard Cider Pan Sauce

 

 

Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce are spiced rubbed juicy pork chops adorned with a hard cider pan sauce.
Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce
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Juicy spiced pork chops adorned with a creamy hard cider pan sauce.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce are spiced rubbed juicy pork chops adorned with a hard cider pan sauce.
Pork Chops with Hard Cider Sauce
Print Recipe
Juicy spiced pork chops adorned with a creamy hard cider pan sauce.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Pork Chops
Hard Cider Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
Pork Chops
  1. In a small bowl stir together all ingredients except pork chops. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel. Rub pork chops with spice mixture, covering all sides. Heat a large stainless steel pan over medium high heat, add oil. Add pork chops and cook until golden, approximately 6 minutes per side or an internal temperature of 145℉ is reached. Remove from pan and tent with foil.
Hard Cider Sauce
  1. Dab out excess oil from the same pan. Over medium heat, add hard cider scraping up any browned bits from the pan. Bring hard cider to a boil and reduce for 5 minutes. Whisk in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, sirracha, and tomato paste. Stir in heavy cream, allow to return to a simmer and reduce for 2-3 minutes or until sauce coats the back of a spoon. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately over pork chops.
Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin

Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin

A surprisingly tasty combination of ingredients in this Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin. Creamy but not heavy and just saucy enough to be terrific over rice. Easy to put together with handy ingredients, making it a great work day supper.

We definitely eat quite a bit of pork, not only because it’s affordable, but because many cuts are lean and there is a good variety of cuts to choose from, so you can really go hog wild! Yes pun intended! This recipe uses lean pork tenderloin as the primary meat and then has a spattering of bacon…because isn’t everything better with bacon? You may notice the recipe calls for uncooked bacon but my photo shows cooked bacon. I apologize for any confusion, I only used cooked bacon the day of photographing the food because that was what I had on hand. In the end I definitely try not to be too wasteful. Either way is fine, using uncooked bacon will yield a little more bacon flavour as you will have some bacon fat incorporated into the dish.

This dish is a little unique in it’s combination of ingredients but it’s definitely delicious! You don’t want to miss out giving this recipe a try.

 

Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin
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A unique combination of ingredients come together to create a delicious bright and creamy pork tenderloin dish.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Creamy Lime Pork Tenderloin
Print Recipe
A unique combination of ingredients come together to create a delicious bright and creamy pork tenderloin dish.
Servings
4 people
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Cut pork tenderloin in half lengthwise. Lay cut side flat and cut tenderloin into thin strips. Repeat with other side. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Mix cornstarch and cold water and set aside.
  3. Add 1 Tbsp oil to a large non stick skillet. Heat over high heat until hot. Add half of the pork tenderloin slices and quickly sauté until browned and just cooked through. Set aside and cover. Repeat with remaining pork tenderloin.
  4. In same skillet heat remaining Tbsp of oil and sauté onions until softened and slightly caramalized, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. In same skillet add bacon and cook until rendered but not crisp. Add jalapeño and continue to cook until bacon has started to crisp and jalapeño has softened, about 5 more minutes.
  5. In the same skillet add wine and reduce slightly for about 2 minutes. Add stock and cream and continue to reduce to 1 1/4 cups, about 7 minutes. Add cornstarch mixture and cook until slightly thickened and mixture has come to a slight boil. Reduce heat and add in pork, onions, tomatoes and lime juice. Cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over rice and sprinkle with green onions and cilantro if desired.
Recipe Notes

Recipe Source:  Adapted from Epicurious Shredded Pork Tenderloin with Lime Sauce