Green Cabbage and Red Apple Slaw With Lemon-Braised Pork Chops

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

The slaw on its own is flavorful, tangy and surprisingly complex for very few ingredients. The pork chops turn it into a full meal. This is a wonderful dish to prepare for a cookout, since everything can be kept at room temperature for quite a while. The flavors meld very well over time as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the slaw.
  2. - Slice the cabbage, onion, and apples thinly (a food processor is great for this), put into a large plastic container with a lid.
  3. - In a small bowl, whisk the peanut oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard seeds, about 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper.
  4. - Pour the dressing over the slaw, put the lid on the container and shake to toss.
  5. For the chops.
  6. - Heat a heavy casserole over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp peanut oil and the chops.
  7. - Sear the chops quickly, lightly seasoning with the salt and pepper, about 2 minutes a side.
  8. - Lower the heat to very low, add the crushed red chili peppers, the lemon zest and juice, and braise for 30 minutes or until tender.
  9. For serving, you could keep the chops intact or slice them thinly and toss with the slaw. Discard the braising liquid.