Grilled pork chops with a Whole30 compliant topping including the fall ingredient flavors of apples, celery and onions

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Do you ever have moments where you have a combination of ingredients in your head that you want to try and it just won’t get out unless you try it?  That’s what happened with this recipe.  I saw so many recipes with fall flavors – pumpkin, pecans, apples – on social media that my brain started ticking over.   And those of you who’ve been with me for a while know what happens then.  I just have to try it.  

We had pork chops lined up for dinner one night – still trying to keep the Whole30 food template going of a palm-sized protein and the rest veggies.  And I wanted to incorporate fruits more into the main meal, rather than treating them as a ‘dessert’ after meals.  I came home and asked Grant what he thought of a topping that included apples and onions for the pork chops.  And he said he’d try it.  No matter what.  

So I added a bit of stuff here, and a bit of stuff there (all the while writing it down so I could post it here) and it came out really well!  So much that Henry wanted to have more of the topping on his chops after all of us had had at least a few spoonfuls.  It’s a simple recipe, but if it’s kid and husband-approved, I’d say it gets the thumbs up and the plea from me to you to try it!

Pork chops with fall flavors topping
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
298 calories
11 g
104 g
9 g
41 g
3 g
244 g
77 g
8 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
244g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298
Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
14%
Saturated Fat 3g
15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 104mg
35%
Sodium 77mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
7%
Sugars 8g
Protein 41g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
11%
Calcium
2%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 apple, peeled, cored and cubed
  2. 1 onion, finely chopped
  3. 1 stick celery, finely chopped
  4. 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  5. 2 tbs orange juice
  6. 4 pork loin chops
Instructions
  1. Heat a medium frying pan over a medium heat and add oil if not non-stick.
  2. Place the apple, onion and celery in the pan and saute until onion has softened slightly.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar and orange juice, turn the heat down and cover with lid. Continue over heat until all ingredients are softened together.
  4. Grill pork chops separately and add topping just prior to serving.
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calories
298
fat
9g
protein
41g
carbs
11g
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