Grilled Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples

Grilled Pork Chops with Sauteed apples-- A Pinch of Joy
Grilled Pork Chops with Sauteed apples-- A Pinch of Joy
A quick and easy recipe from Bytes!  This one is super fast!  You’ll need one medium pork chop per person.  A medium chop is 3/4 inch to 1 inch thick.  The ones Bytes used were about the size of my hand — maybe three inches across by about five inches long.    Grilling time is 5 to 6 minutes on each sideThe apples also take about 10 minutes to cook — no need to peel, just quarter, core and slice.  If your grill has a side burner, this goes really quickly.  Or you can cook the apples ahead of time and warm them just before serving with the finished chop.  Use whatever apples you have on hand, a crisp apple like Gala or Fuji is good.   Another Bytes’ Bite –a meal that is quick to prepare and clean up and move on to the evening’s activity! 

Grilled Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: One pork chop plus one half apple

Grilled Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples

Tender grilled pork chops served with cinnamony sweet sauteed apples.

Ingredients

    Pork Chops
  • 1 medium Pork Chop per person
  • Seasoning to taste
  • Sauteed Apples
  • 1 apple for each two pork chops
  • 1 tablespoon butter for each apple
  • Cinnamon to sprinkle on apples, 1/4 teaspoon or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup per apple for drizzling, optional

Instructions

    Pork Chops
  1. Preheat Grill to medium heat and cook chops about 5-6 minutes on each side. Internal temperature should be about 145 degrees.
  2. Sauteed Apples
  3. Quarter apples, then core and slice.
  4. Melt butter in medium skillet and add apples.
  5. Cook over medium heat and stir gently every couple of minutes, until apples are tender but not soft.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon over apples and drizzle with honey or maple syrup, if desired.
  7. Serve warm over hot pork chops.

Notes

Bytes' Bites

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Maple Bacon Pot Roast — Slowcooker

Maple Bacon Pot Roast in the slowcooker -- A Pinch of Joy
Maple Bacon Pot Roast in the slowcooker -- A Pinch of Joy

Before Wheels and I were married we talked about the things we wanted for our children.  One item on that short list was to teach them how to be self sufficient.  Wheels share of that goal was to teach our children things like how to change a tire and how not to get lost.  (Neither of which belonged on my side of the list. I still can’t change a tire – don’t tell the kids!  I can argue with the GPS, though.)    My share was to teach our children things like how to cook a meal and do their own laundry.   (Let it be noted that Wheels does a great job at those self sufficiency things.)  

 And that is why, when Mother’s Day rolls around I only want one gift.  A homecooked meal that I don’t prepare. 

 This year Bytes selected this dressed up version of everyone’s favorite pot roast.  The smells wafting through the house were so tantalizing!   And they did not disappoint!  The roast was absolutely delicious and so tender.  We had leftovers a couple of days later – just as wonderful as the first time.  Like any cook, Bytes likes to tweak a new recipe.  He’s thinking next time that the flavor might be deepened if he follows these steps:  brown bacon before adding it to the roast in crockpot; remove all but couple tablespoons of bacon fat.   Sauté chopped onion in bacon fat until softened, about 5 minutes, before adding to crock pot.  Wheels and I thought it was great as prepared. 

 And the other things on our short list: provide as many opportunities for personal growth as we could from infancy through high school,  support them and provide education to the best of our ability in their career choice, love them unconditionally, and wish them happiness.   

Maple Bacon Pot Roast — Slowcooker

Cook Time: 8 hours

Yield: 8 servings

Maple Bacon Pot Roast — Slowcooker

A tender, tantalizing dressed up version of everyone's favorite pot roast.

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds chuck roast
  • 4-5 slices bacon, cut in one inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ to 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray and place roast in bottom of pot.
  2. Cut bacon into pieces and chop onion. Place on top of roast.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together chicken stock and remaining six ingredients. Pour over meat and onions.
  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, until meat is tender and falls apart.
  5. Remove meat to rest and pour the liquid into a pan and bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until the gravy is reduced to desire thickness. Cut roast and pour hot gravy over the top.

Notes

Bytes Bites

http://www.apinchofjoy.com/2014/05/maple-bacon-pot-roast-slowcooker/

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Baked Sausage Stuffed Peppers

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Baked Sausage Stuffed Peppers from A Pinch of Joy

 I like this recipe because it does not have tomato sauce – just the flavors of meat, vegetables and cheese.   This recipe is also versatile.  It was 11 degrees out the day I made this.  No way was I setting myself in that cold car so I used what I had on hand –  sausage, Birds Eye Wild Rice (microwave in the bag mix with broccoli and carrots) and Colby Jack cheese. Using sausage eliminates the need for other seasoning, but you can also add your own seasonings to ground beef.  For us that would be salt and pepper , maybe a bit of minced garlic.  You can see that sausage is a flavor boost for our household!   (Sad isn’t it?? I’m working on it!)  I’ve not used the wild rice mixture before but the mixture did just fine and we had the benefit of the bits of vegetables it contains.  The mozzarella cheese is the meltiest, the parmesan most flavorful, but Colby Jack pulled its own flavor weight too!   I also usually eat a couple of the pepper  caps while I’m cooking because I love fresh crisp pepper.  They don’t get diced and added to the mix and that doesn’t seem to throw the recipe off.  But then again, I’ve never made it with all four caps so how would I know?  Red and yellow bell peppers have a very different flavor than green bell peppers. The red ones especially are much sweeter. Any bell pepper can be used for this recipe; use the type you like the best.

A nice warm comfort dish – even if it is not snowy and cold.   Add a salad, maybe a hard roll with butter, and enjoy!



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Baked Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Serving Size: 1 pepper

Baked Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 4 large green bell peppers
  • 1 C brown rice, cooked
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound sausage
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese, parmesan, mozzarella or Colby jack
  • PLUS ¼ cup of additional cheese for top of peppers
  • Ground pepper or paprika for top of peppers

Instructions

  1. 1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. 2. Prepare green peppers by washing and trimming the bottom so they will set flat. Slice off the top where it curves to the pepper side. Remove core, seeds and white pith. Place in crockpot.
  3. 3. Dice onion and tops and bottoms of peppers.
  4. 4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in medium skillet and sauté onions and peppers until onions are limp but not browned. Set aside.
  5. 5. Brown meat in skillet, until just cooked. Remove from heat.
  6. 6. Add all other ingredients to skillet, cheese last.
  7. 7. Scoop into peppers, about one cup of filling per pepper.
  8. 8. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 – 45 minutes until peppers soften and can be pierced with a fork.
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