Smoky Pork Chops With Cabbage And Apples

4 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

Delicious way to fix pork chops. I came across this recipe in my mothers recipe box. I'm guessing that she must have gotten it from a friend, while living in Germany. I recently tried it and love it. It's a wonderful combination of flavors. Will definitely be making again.


5 slices smoked bacon
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 thick pork chops; bone-in
3/4 teaspoon Black Pepper; ground
1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
Flour; for dredging
1 large onion; thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic; finely chopped
2 large carrots; cut into thin slices
1 medium head green cabbage; (about 10 cups), shredded
3 small Bay Leaves
1/2 cup apple cider or dry French vermouth
2 large apples; peeled, cored and thinly sliced

Original recipe makes 4



In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until browned and crisp. Pour out all but 2 tablespoons of bacon drippings and add olive oil to skillet. Set skillet aside. Save bacon.

Season the pork chops with 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon

salt; dredge pork chops in flour. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add pork chops and cook on both sides until browned, about 8 minutes.

Remove chops from skillet and set aside.

Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring until onions soften,

about 3 minutes. Add carrots, cabbage, bay leaves, cider, apples, remaining 1 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Stir well to combine, cover and bring to a boil. Uncover pan and add pork chops on top of cabbage mixture. Recover and return to boil.

Reduce heat to medium and cook until chops are tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.

Chop reserved bacon coarsely and sprinkle over pork and cabbage. Before serving, remove the bay leaves.

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Delicious and easy. I added some fennel seeds based on previous reviews of being a bit bland, seems to have added good flavour.
murray_thetrees 2y ago

We really liked this recipe and I will definitely make it again. I used very little olive oil and pork tenderloin sliced 1/2 inch thick which made this low fat.
Smharaway 3y ago

Very good. Could use a bit more spice but most German food is a bit bland. I love that you only use one pan! I would make this again.
JSchaef5 4y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
webtexan 10y ago

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