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Pork Cutlets
with braised apples and cabbage

Active: 50 min Total: 50 min
Tart braised cabbage adds color and texture to the pork in this cozy fall-inspired meal, which was last featured in 2017. Enjoy it with a beer and celebrate Oktoberfest at home!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Pork Cutlets:
  • Pork tenderloin - 1 lb, sliced at a bias
  • Lemons - 1/2, wedges
  • Eggs - 2
  • Almond meal - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
Braised Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Apples:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Cabbage, red - 16 oz, thinly sliced
  • Apples, any type - 1, diced
  • Butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, apple cider - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Garlic / Cabbage - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Pork - Slice into 3/4” / 1.9 cm thick cutlets. Place each cutlet between two pieces of plastic wrap or parchment paper and pound with a tenderizer until roughly half as thick, like this video for chicken. Season on both sides with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Apples / Lemons - Prep as directed. (You can leave the skin on the apples.)
  4. Prep breading stations - In one container whisk eggs with some salt and pepper. In a second container or plate combine almond meal, salt, and pepper.

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Make

  1. Cook cabbage by heating a saute pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add butter and then garlic and apples to melted butter. Saute for ~2 minutes before adding cabbage with a pinch of salt. Saute for another 14 to 16 minutes, until cabbage is tender.
  2. While cabbage is cooking, dip each pork cutlet into eggs and then in almond meal. Repeat until all cutlets are breaded.
  3. Heat a skillet or non-stick pan over medium heat. Add oil and then cutlets to heated oil (do this in batches and / or add some additional oil as needed). Cook for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes on each side, transferring to a plate when cooked through.
  4. Stir vinegar and maple syrup into finished cabbage and season with some salt.
  5. Serve pork with cabbage on the side. Squeeze lemon wedges over everything. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (6)
Vegetarian (11)

Most Helpful

The cabbage totally made this meal. Great to see some seasonal dishes like this worked into the meal plan!

By: David
Posted: Oct 18, 2020
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

38 reviews

This meal has become a go-to for our family. It is the one my daughter consistently requests. I usually skip the noodles and add in another vegetable. Can be done in the aibfryer also.

By: Elizabeth
Posted: Feb 12, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I ended up combining meal plans and used sides from another dish, but the pork and sour cream sauce alone deserve 5 stars.

By: Kate
Posted: Feb 01, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Pork was a hit. I sliced it thinner as per another review. Cabbage was meh, but it would take a miracle for me to like cabbage. Kids liked the princess shaped noodles. Used much more oil than it called for otherwise the breading would burn. Probably not the healthiest.

By: Teresa
Posted: Nov 11, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Tasty - but more time consuming than I'd like.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Nov 10, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

One of my husbands new favorite meals. He's already asked me if I can make it again soon!

By: Catherine
Posted: Nov 09, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Love this cabbage, I think I’d prefer chicken over pork , more seasoning in the breading.

By: Susan
Posted: Oct 26, 2020
Diet: Original
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