Pork Chops With Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Pork Chops With Sweet Potatoes
Pork Chops With Sweet Potatoes. Robert Linton/E+/Getty Images
  • 100 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 80 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
Ratings (8)

These pork chops are simmered with sliced sweet potatoes, pineapple, and apples. Brown sugar and pineapple juice serve to sweeten the chops and sweet potatoes perfectly.

I would add some steamed broccoli or green beans for a full and satisfying meal. 

What You'll Need

  • 2 to 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 6 pork loin chops (about 1 inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 can pineapple chunks (about 12 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (light, packed)
  • 3 apples (peeled, cored, and sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons flour

How to Make It

  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and slice into thick (about 3/4-inch) rounds. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. 
  3. Season the pork chops with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place them in the skillet and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until browned.
  4. Add sweet potatoes to the pork chops.
  5. Drain pineapple chunks, reserving the juice. Combine 1/3 cup of the pineapple juice and the brown sugar; pour over pork chops and sweet potatoes.
  1. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Add pineapple chunks and apple slices. Cover tightly and continue cooking for about 15 minutes longer, or until pork chops are done and apple slices are tender.
  2. Remove the pork chops, sweet potatoes, apple, and pineapple to a serving dish and keep warm.
  3. Add enough water to the cooking liquid to make 1 cup. Combine 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour with about a tablespoon of cold water; stir to make a smooth paste. Stir the flour-water mixture into the hot liquid. Continue cooking over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  4. Serve the sauce with pork chops and sweet potatoes.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 656
Total Fat 30 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 13 g
Cholesterol 134 mg
Sodium 367 mg
Carbohydrates 50 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 46 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)