Apple-Braised Pork Chops with Noodles

Browning the pork chops and then braising them in mustard-spiked apple juice seals in juices and keeps the meat moist and flavorful.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
(4-oz.) boneless pork loin chops
1 1/2
cups apple juice
1
tablespoon honey mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups carrots, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
4
oz. (2 1/2 cups) uncooked extra-wide egg noodles
2
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons water
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 Spray large skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork chops; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown on both sides.
  • 2 In small bowl, combine apple juice, honey mustard, salt, thyme and pepper; mix well. Pour apple juice mixture over pork chops. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center.
  • 3 Meanwhile, bring 3 quarts water to a boil in large saucepan. Add carrots; cook over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add noodles; return to a boil. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until carrots and noodles are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  • 4 Remove pork chops from skillet; cover to keep warm. In small bowl, combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water; blend until smooth. Add to liquid in skillet; cook and stir 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly. (Gravy can be strained, if desired).
  • 5 To serve, arrange carrots and noodles on serving platter. Top with pork chops and gravy. Sprinkle with parsley.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 serving
    Calories
    360
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    80mg
    80%;
    Sodium
    380mg
    380%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    40g
    40%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    13g
    13%
    ),
    Protein
    27g
    27%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    260%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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