Apple Braised Pork Chops
4 center-cut bone-in pork chops, about ½-inch thick (about 1½ lbs. total)
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
2 apples, peeled and chopped (such as Royal Gala, Cortland or Spy, Honey Crisp)
4 shallots, chopped
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 bay leaf
¼ cup apple cider
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley (optional)
Cracked black pepper, for serving (optional)
1. Pat pork chops dry with paper towel. Season all over with salt, pepper and cinnamon; add to FoodSaver® Bag. Add apples, shallots, brown sugar, and bay leaf to FoodSaver® Bag.
2. Seal FoodSaver® Bag and freeze. When you’re ready to cook, thaw overnight in your refrigerator before placing the meal into your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker.
3. To cook, add thawed ingredients to Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker with apple cider and apple cider vinegar.
4. Cover, cook on low heat setting for 6-8 hours or until pork chops are tender. Garnish with parsley and freshly cracked black pepper.