Pork Marrakesh

7
Total Time
4 hr 6 min
Prep
6 min
Cook
4 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Serve with couscous because its ideal for soaking up all the great sauce.

Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked lean boneless pork chop(s)

1 pound(s), 4 (1⁄4-pound) trimmed

table salt

¾ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked red onion(s)

3 small, thinly sliced

dried apricot halves

12 halves, sliced

canned unsweetened pineapple juice

¾ cup(s)

ginger root

2 tsp, fresh, peeled and minced

dried thyme

½ tsp

cinnamon stick(s)

1 average

cilantro

¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the pork chops with 1⁄4 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper. Add the chops to the skillet and cook until browned, about 2 minutes on each side Transfer to a plate.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onions, the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, and the remaining 1⁄2 teaspoon salt to the skillet. Cook, stirring, until the onions are golden, about 10 minutes.
  3. Place half of the apricots and half of the onions in the bottom of a 5- or 6-quart slow cooker. Top with the pork chops and the remaining onions and apricots. Add the apple juice, ginger, thyme, and cinnamon stick. Cover and cook until the pork is fork-tender, 3 – 4 hours on high or 6 – 8 hours on low. Remove the cinnamon stick and serve sprinkled with the cilantro. Yields 1 pork chop and 1⁄2 cup onion mixture per serving.

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