Centsable Health: Iowa Chop Recipe

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Pork Chops with Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
Makes 4 servings
Total time: 20 minutes + marinating time


  • 1 bottle Angry Orchard Crisp Cider
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 sprigs sage
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 pound Iowa Pork Chops



WHISK together cider, brown sugar, garlic, thyme, sage, salt and pepper, reserve ½ cup marinade. PLACE pork chops in a shallow dish and POUR marinade over. REFRIGERATE for at least 1 hour, up to 4 hours. REMOVE pork chops from marinade; DISCARD remaining marinade. GRILL pork chops over medium-high heat until lightly charred, about 4 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 145⁰F. In a small saucepan, BRING reserved ½ cup of marinade to a boil, then REDUCE to a simmer for about 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened. SERVE pork chops with sauce.


Approximate nutrition information per serving: 349 calories; 11 g fat; 4 g saturated fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 636 mg sodium; 36 g carbohydrate; 0 g fiber; 21 g protein

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