Cider Glazed Pork Chops & Chorizo White Beans
It’s time for all the good things: cider, sweaters, and rustling leaves. This recipe is all that and more. Bone in chops are glazed in cider, with chorizo white beans bringing delicious heat and heartiness. This is a recipe you’ll be making on repeat until spring comes round again!
- 4 bone-in pork chops
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- 1 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup cooked white beans or canned
- 4 ounces chorizo, sliced
- 2 cups kale, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Red pepper flakes, for garnish (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
- Season the pork chops with salt and black pepper, then sear them in the skillet for about 3-4 minutes per side until browned. Remove the chops from the skillet and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add apple cider, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar. Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for a couple of minutes until slightly thickened.
- Return the pork chops to the skillet, spooning the cider glaze over them. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
- While the pork chops are cooking, prepare the white beans, chorizo, and kale. In a separate skillet, cook the chorizo slices until crispy. Remove the chorizo from the skillet and set aside, leaving the rendered fat in the pan.
- In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add the cooked white beans and chopped kale, tossing them in the chorizo fat. Sauté for about 3-4 minutes until the kale is wilted and tender. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Remove the skillet with the pork chops from the oven. Allow the chops to rest for a few minutes before serving.
- Serve the cider-glazed pork chops alongside the white beans, chorizo, and kale. Garnish with red pepper flakes if desired. Enjoy!