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Pan-roasted pork chops with apple & beans

Prep time 20 minutes Cook time 25 minutes

Serves 4 people



  • 2 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (about 250g each) pork chops, rind off
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into 1-2cm-thick wedges
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 6-8 sprigs thyme
  • Steamed green beans, to serve


  1. 1.
    Brush pork with 2 teaspoons oil and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large oven-proof flame-proof casserole dish over medium-high heat.  Add pork and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden.  Transfer to a plate. 
  2. 2.
    Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes.  Add garlic and apples and cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes until apple is golden at the edges.  Stir in wine and cook for 1 minute.  Stir in cannellini beans. 
  3. 3.
    Return pork to the pan. Drizzle with maple syrup and scatter with thyme. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes until pork is just cooked through.  Serve with steamed green beans.