Beer Brined Pork Chops with Roasted Apples
Served alongside delicious roasted apples, these easy pork chops make an amazing meal for fall.
Every year on the first day of fall, I make a roast pork dinner. It is a family tradition. My grandmother always did it, my mom did it and now I do it too. As soon as I would walk in the door and smell my mom’s roast pork, I knew that fall was officially here. I still do a roast, but sometimes I like to do chops, especially if it is just my little family and not the whole gang. The key to a great pork chop? Brine! It results in the most tender and juicy pork. I swear by brining, and don’t just save it just for pork. I also brine roast chicken, too. Once you do it, you will be hooked.
Typically, you think of apples in pies, cobblers and sauces. But they are under-appreciated in savory dishes. They are exquisite alongside my beer brined pork chops. The apples break down, creating a slightly sweet and savory mash. This is one of my favorite dinners to celebrate fall. Throw some logs into the fire...it is time to get warm and cozy!