Slowcooker Pork Chops with Apples and Figs
Pork and apples are a classic pairing, and figs and sweet anise seed, orange juice and red wine vinegar, all add an exciting depth of flavor. Give this Crock-pot Pork Chops with Apples and Figs recipe a try next time you're using your slow cooker.
- 1 pound bone in thick cut pork chops
- 3/4 teaspoon crushed aniseed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 Granny Smith apples sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 onion thick sliced
- 1 clove large garlic minced
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
- 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 8 ounces Mission figs cut in half
Sprinkle the aniseed on both sides of the pork chops and season with salt and pepper. In grill pan, sear the pork chops until browned. About 3 minutes per side. Add the pork steaks and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until well browned, about 3 minutes per side
In the meantime, spray your Crock Pot with non-stick spray and sprinkle in the apples. Place browned pork chops on top of the apples. Next layer in the slices of onions and the figs. Sprinkle the garlic over the mixture and add orange juice and red wine vinegar.
Cook on medium heat 6 - 7 hours.
Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg