Pork Chops with Balsamic-Braised Cabbage and Apples

YIELDS: 4 servings

PREP TIME: 0 hours 10 mins

TOTAL TIME: 0 hours 25 mins


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. caraway seeds
  • 1 Gala apple, sliced
  • 1/2 small red cabbage, cored and shredded
  • 1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 4 small bone-in. pork chops (1-inch thick)
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 c. flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp. pepper


  1. Cook bacon in Dutch oven on medium heat until crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a paper towel.
  2. Add onion and caraway seeds and cook, stirring occasionally for 6 mins. Stir in Gala apple (cut into 1/2-inch pieces) and cabbage, balsamic vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally until the cabbage is just tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, season pork chops with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat oil in large cast iron skillet on medium-high and cook pork until browned and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Fold parsley and reserved bacon into cabbage and serve with pork.

Nutritional information (per serving): About 525 calories, 27.5 g fat (9.5 g saturated), 39 g protein, 820 mg sodium, 26 g carb, 4 g fiber.

What you'll need: Dutch oven ($28, amazon.com)

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