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Recipe For Braised Pork Chops

Braised Pork Chops With Cabbage and Apples

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword braised-pork-chops-with-cabbage-apples
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 586kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 4 6-8 oz thick cut pork loin chops
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning See Cook's note
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 2 Gala apples diced (Or your favorite variety)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed
  • 2-3 lb head Savoy cabbage or green cabbage roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Or to taste
  • 1 ½ cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 3 sprigs of fresh thyme


  • In a large heavy bottomed skillet cook the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan leaving the drippings. Add a drizzle of olive oil to the skillet.
  • Rub the pork chops on all sides with Cajun seasoning. Brown in the bacon drippings over medium-high heat on all sides but not cooked through. Remove from the skillet to a platter.
  • Add the onion, apple and fennel seed to the pan. Drizzle with additional olive oil, if needed. Cook over medium high until beginning to brown. Add the cabbage to the skillet.
  • Cook over medium high heat for 2 minutes until the the cabbage is beginning to wilt. Season with garlic salt, sugar red pepper flakes and leaves from 2 sprigs thyme.
  • Nestle the pork chops back into the cabbage. Pour the apple cider over the top.
  • Lower the heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 25 minutes or until the pork chops are fork tender.
  • When done, uncover and remove the pork chops and cabbage to a platter using a slotted spoon.
  • Increase the heat to medium high and cook until any remaining liquid in the pan is reduced.
  • Serve drizzled over the pork chops garnished with remaining thyme and crumbled bacon.


1) Different brands of Cajun seasoning contain differing amounts of sodium and cayenne. Adjust the amount using your favorite brand.
2) Green cabbage may be used in place of savoy cabbage, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 586kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 704mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1325IU | Vitamin C: 91mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg