Baked Apple Pork Chops & Green Beans

Ingredients

2 TBS unsalted butter
4 (8-ounce) pork chops, bone-in, 3/4-inch to 1-inch thick
1 TBS chopped fresh sage
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
16 oz. green beans, trimmed
2 TBS olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBS chopped fresh parsley leaves

FOR THE APPLES

2 TBS unsalted butter
2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 TBS brown sugar
¼ tsp ground cinnamon Pinch of nutmeg
3 TBS maple syrup

Directions


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat.

3. Rub both sides of the pork chops with sage; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add to the skillet and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.

4. Place pork chops and green beans in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle green beans with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste.

5. Place into oven and roast until the pork is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 140 degrees F, about 12-15 minutes.

6. Return skillet to medium high heat and melt butter. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples just begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in maple syrup, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

7. Serve pork chops immediately, topped with apple mixture, garnished with parsley, if desired.