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Pan-Seared Pork Chops
with braised cabbage

Active: 35 minTotal: 35 min

The tart and naturally sweet flavors in braised cabbage are a nice counterpoint to the savory flavor of pan-seared pork.
Smarts: Adjust the heat of your skillet if needed so that you get a nice sear on the pork by the time it finishes cooking.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Pan-Seared Pork Chops:
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Pork chops, boneless or bone-in - 4
  • Chives (opt) - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
Braised Cabbage with Apples and Carrots:
  • Cabbage, red - 12 oz, thinly sliced
  • Carrots - 5 oz, shredded (purchase pre-shredded carrots or use a box grater)
  • Garlic - 4 cloves, chopped
  • Apples, any type - 1, diced
  • Butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Cabbage / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed. Combine cabbage and carrots in one container. Store garlic in its own container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Pork Chops - Combine thyme, coriander, salt, and black pepper. Rub seasoning on both sides of pork chops. Tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Apples / Chives - Prep as directed. (Note: You can leave the peel on the apples as you chop them.)

Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven with butter over medium heat. When butter is melted, add garlic and apples. Saute until garlic is fragrant, ~2 minutes. Add cabbage and carrots with a pinch of salt. Continue cooking until cabbage is tender, 14 to 16 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. While cabbage cooks, heat a large skillet with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add pork chops and sear on each side for ~3 minutes. For thin pork chops, this should be enough heat to cook them through. If you’re using thicker pork chops, lower heat and cover with a piece of foil until pork reaches 145F / 63C degrees.
  3. Transfer pork to a cutting board and cover. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. When cabbage is tender, stir in vinegar. Taste and season with some salt and pepper.
  5. Slice pork and serve over cabbage with chives on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

This meal has 22 reviews

I had to add a fair amount of salt to the cabbage, which probably would have been less of an issue in the bacon version.

By: Beth
Posted: Nov 30, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

This was fine, it wasn't too much work. I love cabbage so that is always a welcome addition. We added some red pepper flakes to the cabbage to spice things up a bit.

By: Chris
Posted: Nov 29, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Cabbage turned out as one note. Would definitely use less garlic next time. I think maybe making more of a quick sauerkraut with the cabbage and adding the apples at the end raw would be better.

By: Regina
Posted: Nov 26, 2019
Diet: Original

I thought it was good but no one in the family agreed, so this is not going on the favorites list.

By: Allison
Posted: Nov 26, 2019
Diet: Paleo

This was one of my favourite meals I've made with CookSmarts. We swapped out bacon for kielbasa. I used coleslaw mix to cut down on the prep time, so it all came together in about 20 minutes!

By: Jan-Marie
Posted: Nov 26, 2019
Diet: Original

Pretty good. My husband really liked it, I thought it was just OK. Good quality bacon makes a difference! I'd like to see more meals with pierogis!

By: Avila
Posted: Nov 26, 2019
Diet: Original