Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Kid-Friendly
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Under 15 Minutes (Under 1 Hour)
Pull out your cast-iron pans, and let’s make a sweet and savory dinner! This Pork Chop with Pears and Red Onions is an economical but still delicious dish.
We’re advocates of clean eating, and red meat isn’t exactly an ideal food to consume, especially for those concerned with their liver health. But, we also understand that sometimes one would crave something other than lean, plant-based protein or fish. It also wouldn’t hurt that pork chops aren’t as expensive. Eating red meat once in a while is actually beneficial to your health. It’s a source of vitamins, iron, zinc, and selenium. Only, make sure to buy fresh pork chops from the butcher or grass-fed ones from the stores and avoid processed meat.
You may be wondering why incorporating fruit with meat would make a fantastic meal. Pears and pork chops are actually the perfect balance. Pears are a source of minerals responsible for cholesterol breakdown. It also offers antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties, anti-cancer, and anti-diabetes attributes. Plus, red onions contain prebiotics suitable for gut health, anti-bacterial elements and contribute to preventing osteoporosis.
It’s crucial that you watch when the pork chops’ internal temperature reaches 145° in the oven. Although you can thoroughly cook the pork chops, it tends to become dry and tough, so leaving a little pink on the inside will ensure that you’ll enjoy tender and juicy meat.
Earlier, we mentioned using a cast-iron pan because it will bring more depth to the flavors of this pork chop with pears and red onions. Sauteing the crisp pears with the astringent red onions only up until they turn golden brown would ensure that they would caramelize later in the oven. The dish will become an instant favorite, along with the sweetness of the apple cider vinegar and the floral tones of pork chops seared with thyme.
This pork chop with pears and red onions is a meal your whole family would savor. Because it’s easy to make, you’ll definitely whip this up in your kitchen on a regular basis. This recipe is a part of our 21-Day Meal Plan. The meal plan was created with liver health in mind, but it also caters to an anti-inflammatory, kid-friendly, gluten- and dairy-free diet.
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