Angry Orchard Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops

Working full time + overtime has made meal times an experience, lately.  When I get home at 6:30, I want the quickest meal prep possible and I don’t want my daughter and I to fall back on eating unhealthy every night. After all, there’s no way to convince myself that surviving on prepackaged Ramen 3 nights a week is even remotely Okay!  I almost always have a few bottles of Angry Orchard Hard Cider in the fridge. I popped one open the other night and was about to enjoy it when I wondered how it would be as a sauce for the pork chops I had defrosting.

The answer is amazing!

This delicious hard cider glazed pork chop dinner will be ready in less than half an hour.  Prep it, pop it in the oven and whip up your side dish. Last week, I served the chops with micro-baked potatoes and frozen peas.  For super quick baked potatoes, just pop your potatoes in the microwave while you’re sauteing your onions. When you put your chops in the oven, smear your potatoes with a tiny bit of oil and set on the rack beside the pan to finish cooking and get a nice crispy skin.


Angry Orchard Hard Cider Glazed Pork Chops
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Hard Cider glazed pork chops with sweet onions and apples make any weeknight taste like the weekend! Super quick to whip up-- have supper on the table in less than half an hour.
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2 servings
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried Tarragon
  • Giant Eagle Pick 5 Texas BBQ Pork Chops (or 2 regular boneless pork chops)
  • 12 oz bottle of Angry Orchard Easy Apple Hard Cider
  • 1 medium crisp Apple, peeled, cored and sliced thick (Optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat 1 Tbs olive oil in 12 inch cast iron skillet, over medium--high heat. Saute onions, garlic and tarragon until onions are almost translucent-- about 5 minutes.
  3. Add apple, if using and saute 1 minute longer.
  4. Move onions and apples to side of pan.
  5. Add remaining 1 Tbs olive oil and add pork chops. Sear 3 minutes on each side. Spoon onion/apple mixture on top of each chop.
  6. Pour ¾ bottle of the Hard Cider into the hot pan and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits. Cook 1 minute.
  7. Using spoon, baste chops with the ale.
  8. Cover the pan with foil and bake in preheated oven 10 - 14 minutes, until fully cooked.
  9. Enjoy the remaining ¼ bottle of ale, while you wait for the chops to finish ;)
  10. Remove pan from oven, plate chops and spoon the thickened ale mixture over each chop.
  11. Serve hot with baked or mashed potatoes and a veg.


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