Prep 5 mins
Cook 4 hrs
A simple, tasty recipe that tastes great. I prefer pork steaks to pork chops, but I imagine pork chops would work as well if that's what you have. I served them with jasmine rice. Directions are included for both crock pot and stove top cooking. Cook time listed is for crock pot.
- 16 ounces pork steaks
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 (5 1/2 ounce) can apricot nectar
- 1 -2 teaspoon curry powder (depending on how strong a flavor you like)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 cup dried apricot
- Combine apricot nectar, curry powder, and garlic powder and set aside.
- Sprinkle pork steaks with salt and pepper.
- Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat and brown pork steaks on both sides, 2-3 minutes per side.
- CROCKPOT OPTION:.
- Dump dried apricots into crock pot and place pork steaks over apricots.
- Pour nectar mixture over pork.
- Cover and cook on high for 4 hours.
- STOVE TOP OPTION:.
- After meat is browned add dried apricots and nectar mixture to skillet.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 20 minutes, or until meat is tender.
This was quite good. I had initially planned to make it in the crock pot, but it came together very quickly on the stovetop. While it simmered, I made basmati rice and steamed veggies to go with it. The sauce thickened up and cooked down a bit, so next time I make it, I'll double the sauce to have a bit more to go on the rice. I cut the apricots into strips, but will likely dice them into smaller pieces next time. Overall, simple, good flavor, and quick to make. I especially like that I can keep the ingredients on hand in the pantry and freezer.