One thing that is NOT in abundance here in Mexico, is either chicken broth or beef broth.  Infact, they don’t seem to be worried about excessive sodium in their diets so they use this Knorr “Caldo de Pollo” which is a powder that you add to water to make broth…me, on the other hand, feel my ankles swell just unscrewing the lid!! But, as I said before, “improvise” we must and therefore my ankles will take a back burner to my pork chop creation!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 thin sliced pork chops
  • 1 onion sliced thinly in half moons
  • 1 cube OR tsp of beef granules
  • 1 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS olive oil
  • 1 TBS flour
  • 1 cup Apple Juice (try finding that down here!)
  • 1 lg Granny Smith Apple, cored and sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat butter AND oil in pan and add sliced onions.  Cook until translucent then remove from pan.
  2. In same pan, now add pork chops and just brown on both sides and remove.  DO NOT COOK, just brown!
  3. Now, add the flour to the pan and stir, scrapping the bottom of the pan getting all the good stuff .
  4. Add the beef cube OR the 1 tsp of beef granules like Knorr
  5. Add the apple juice and mix well with the flour and beef flavoring.  Stir until sauce boils and thickens (thanks to the flour)
  6. Return to pan the chops, onions and the sliced apples and reduce the heat and cover for about 15-20 minutes..stirring once during this period to make sure that the pork is cooked,  along with the apples.
  7. The take chops out and put on a platter,  pour the “apple gravy” with onions on top and enjoy!!!

Tonight I served it with mashed potatoes and even my friend “Grinder” who had never had pork chops with apples, LOVED IT!!!

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