Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Spiced Fruit

By : | 0 Comments | On : February 2, 2013 | Category : Pork, Pork

slow cooker pork chops with spiced fruit

Ingredients :

  • 4 pork sirloin chops,cut into 3/4-inch(2 cm) thick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 16 oz(180 g) package dried apples
  • 1 medium onion,peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper,seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic,peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 cup fresh water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Orange-Almond Couscous(see recipe below)

Directions :

  1. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and black pepper.
  2. In large nonstick skillet preheat vegetable oil.
  3. Add seasoned pork chops and cook until brown on both sides.
  4. Place cooked pork in slow cooker.
  5. In small mixing bowl,combine apples,onion and raisins.Sprinkle apple mixture over chops.
  6. In another mixing bowl,stir together orange juice,chicken broth,jalapeño pepper,garlic,ginger and apple pie spice.
  7. Pour over all.Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 6-8 hours.
  8. Transfer slow cooker pork chops and fruit to a platter and keep warm.
  9. To prepare sauce,measure juices,skim fat from juices and put in a saucepan.
  10. 10.Combine 1/4 cup fresh water and cornstarch.Stir into juices in saucepan.
  11. .Cook and stir until thickened.Cook and stir for further 2 minutes.
  12. Serve slow cooker pork chops with Orange-Almond Couscous.Pass sauce.

Orange-Almond Couscous

  1. In a saucepan,combine 1 cup fresh water and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in 2/3 cup quick-cooking couscous and 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel.
  4. over with a lid and put aside for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in 2 tablespoons slivered almonds,toasted.
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