Dijon Pork Chops

This classic combination of pork, mustard, and apple is perfect for a quick weekday dinner. Serve the chops with applesauce, baked sweet potatoes, and a green salad.

Serves 4 to 5.

1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive or canola oil
4 to 5 boneless pork chops (about 3 pounds)
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
⅓ cup Dijon mustard
1 cup apple juice or cider

1. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and when it is hot, add the butter. Sprinkle the pork chops with the salt and pepper, and place in the skillet. Cook until lightly browned, about 4 to 7 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness.

2. Transfer the chops to a platter, and add the mustard and apple juice to the pan. Bring to a boil and pour over the chops. Serve immediately.

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