Braised cumin pork chops in apple sauce
It is easy to braise pork chops, and easier to ruin them. You overcook, and it can get dry and hard. So how do we keep the chops moist, preserving its flavor? I made this cumin rub, and then glazed it with apple sauce, it was a great combination, try it!
What I used: Serves 4
4 boneless pork chops
½ cup finely chopped onions
3 tsp apple sauce
2 tsp butter
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chili powder
½ tsp pepper powder
A pinch of turmeric
1 tsp garlic paste
Beat down the pork chops slightly with a meat tenderizer. Mix all the seasonings together and massage it into both sides of the pork chops, let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.
In a large skillet, add butter, on medium high, as it melts, add in all the pork chops and let them brown for a minute on each side. Flip them over, and then turn down the heat to low or low-medium, and cover. Cook them for 4 minutes on each side. I like it cooked all the way through, so I keep it for 6 minutes. Remove the chops and set aside on serving plates.
To the same pan add the chopped onions and let it brown for a minute. Pour in the applesauce and let it simmer. Mix it well and glaze the chops with the sauce. Serve hot. Enjoy!