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
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
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.

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