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Getting creative with dinner can be a challenging and worthwhile puzzle. What haven’t I tried before? What will everyone else like? Will it cost a fortune? Will it take forever to make? These are all the important questions that can really make or break a new recipe, especially if you have dietary restrictions that must be incorporated into the menu.

Delivering something that fits every criteria and is still delicious is quite an accomplishment! But we’re not afraid to brag about this new and surprising winner, courtesy of McCormick Recipe Inspirations. It’s a tangy, meaty main course that masters that perfect balance of sweet and savory. All in all this recipe takes roughly forty five minutes from the first chop to loading up the plates, and the end results are high-quality and nutritious at only 371 calories per serving. Check out the recipe below…

Apple, Onion, and Sage Pork Chops

(makes 6 servings)


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sage
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless pork chops, 1-inch thick (about 1 1/4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 red apples, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar


  1. Mix flour, all of the spices and salt in small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with 1 tablespoon of the seasoned flour.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add pork chops; brown on both sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Add apples; cook and stir 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in juice, sugar and remaining seasoned flour until well mixed. Return pork chops to skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until desired doneness.

Recipe adapted fromMcCormick.

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