Uncooked lean boneless pork chop(s)
1 tsp(s), divided
Uncooked red onion(s)
1 large, quartered and thinly sliced
Dried apricot halves
24 halves, cut into 1/4 inch strips
Unsweetened apple juice
2 tsp(s), peeled and minced
1½ tsp(s), chopped, or 1/2 tsp dried
1 item(s), 3 inch stick
¼ cup(s), or mint
- In a large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, warm oil. Sprinkle pork chops with 1/2 tsp salt and black pepper. To skillet, add pork and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
- Reduce heat to medium. To skillet, add onion and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tsp salt. Cook, stirring, until onion is golden, about 8 minutes. In a 5- or 6-qt slow cooker, combine half of onion and half of apricots. Top with pork chops and pour apple juice over. Mix together remaining onion, apricots, ginger, and thyme in a medium bowl. Spoon over pork and tuck in cinnamon stick.
- Cover and cook until pork is fork-tender, 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low. Remove and discard cinnamon. Serve sprinkled with cilantro and onion.
- Per serving: 1 pork chop and 1/3 cup onion mixture