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Pan-seared Pork Chops with Apricot Dijon Mustard Sauce

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  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This recipe for golden-brown, pan-seared pork chops livened with an apricot and Dijon mustard sauce is to die for. Tender, meaty, sweet, and savory, these pork chops are the perfect weeknight dinner, but they’re definitely nice enough for any special occasion.


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  1. Season both sides of the pork with sea salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is shimmering. Add the chops and cook the first side for four minutes. Turn over the chops and cook the other side for three minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F. Remove chops to a plate and cover with aluminum foil to rest while you make the apricot-mustard sauce.
  3. Reduce the heat to low, and to the pan you just cooked the pork chops, add the stock and stir to scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook until the liquid is reduced by half, then add the apricot preserves, vinegar, mustard, and sage, and whisk until smooth. Add in the pork and any juices from the plate, and season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Serve the chops with the sauce.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan-searing
  • Cuisine: International
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