Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two

Preparation time
20 mins
Cooking time
380 mins
Difficulty
moderate
Serves
2 people
Dinner
Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two

Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two.

Pork slow cooks to superb tenderness with apricots and apples.

Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes for Two

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 medium (12-oz.) dark-orange sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 onion slices
  • 2 (1-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops (about 1 1/4 lb.)
  • 6 dried apricots
  • 1 small apple, peeled, sliced
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple-flavored syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated gingerroot

Instructions

  1. In 3 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine 1 tablespoon of the margarine, sweet potato and onion; mix to coat potato well. Cut slit horizontally in each pork chop, cutting to within 1/2 inch of opposite edge to form pocket.
  2. Insert 3 apricots and several apple slices into each chop. (If necessary, cut apples slices in half.) Sprinkle chops with salt. Add any remaining apple slices to sweet potato mixture.
  3. Heat remaining tablespoon margarine in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned, turning once. Place chops over potato mixture in slow cooker. In same skillet, combine syrup and gingerroot; mix with pan drippings. Drizzle mixture over chops and potatoes.
  4. Cover; cook on low setting for 5 to 6 hours.
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