PORK CHOPS with ROASTED APPLES and BRUSSELS SPROUTS

PORK CHOPS with ROASTED APPLES and BRUSSELS SPROUTS

1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon PURE cinnamon
1 1/2 tablespoons PACKED brown sugar
avocado oil
4 bone in thick pork chops

  • Blend together the ingredients.
  • Rub the pork chops with the avocado oil.
  • Rub spice mixture into each chop the night before cooking for the tangiest flavor profile.
  • Chill at least 8 hours.

3 tablespoons avocado oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
FRESH ground salt and pepper, to taste
1 GALA apple, cored and sliced into 1/2 inch wedges
1 pound Brussels Sprouts, trimmed and halved

  • Whisk together vinegar. brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Whisk in oil until well blended.
  • Place apples, Brussels sprouts and 1/4 cup of the vinegar mixture in a large bowl, tossing to coat well.

 

  • Preheat oven to 425°.
  • Place pork chops in the center of a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Arrange apples and Brussels sprouts around the chops.
  • Bake 12 minutes and then turn pork chops.
  • Bake another 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
  • Remove chops to serving platter, cover and keep warm.
  • Increase oven temperature to broil.
  • Spread apple mixture into a thin layer and return to oven for 3-4 minutes until browned.
  • Drizzle with remaining vinegar mixture.
  • Season to taste.
  • DRIZZLE with remaining vinegar mixture.