Thanks to a Costco sale on pork chops, I had enough meat to make this meal twice in two weeks! Mashed potatoes is a must. The recipe couldn't be more simple, but you do need to allow three hours to cook, so plan ahead.
4 bone-in pork loin chops (at least 1/2-inch thick) (I used boneless both times)
2-3 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced about 1/4-inch thick
1-2 yellow onions, sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Place the onion slices in an even layer over the bottom of the dish. Top the onion slices with the apples. Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the apples and onions. Season the pork chops generously on both sides with salt and pepper. Arrange the pork chops in a single layer on top of the apples and onions. Cover the dish tightly with foil and bake in the preheated oven for three hours. Do not open the oven and lift the foil – the pork chops, apples and onions need to be tightly covered the whole time to work their magic (and not dry out).
Serve each pork chop with mashed potatoes and topped with the apples and onions.