• 4 ribeye (rib) pork chops
  • Vegetable oil

  • For The Spicy Applesauce

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 Gala apples, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Make the Pork Chops: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper.

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add just enough vegetable oil to lightly coat bottom of skillet. Place chops in skillet; cook 3 minutes per side.

Transfer to oven and bake 6 to 8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F for medium-rare (or 160 degrees F for medium). Transfer chops to serving platter and let rest 3 minutes before serving.

Meanwhile, make the Spicy Applesauce: Heat olive oil in medium pot over medium-high heat. Add apples and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add brown sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, cayenne, salt and pepper; cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in rosemary. Serve pork chops with warm applesauce.


Home Chef Tip: Boneless cuts of pork are popular, but there's a reason you generally see bone-in cuts at restaurants - they have more flavor! Bone-in cuts are just as easy to prepare at home, you just need to know how to do it. With a little practice, you'll be singing the praises of bone-in cuts.


Recipe courtesy of Foxes Love Lemons