PORK STEAKS WITH SPICY APPLESAUCE
4 BONE-IN Pork Steaks
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 Gala apples, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 cup light brown sugar 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
Make the Pork Steaks: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt and pepper. Heat large skillet (we prefer cast iron) over medium-high heat; add just enough vegetable oil to lightly coat bottom of skillet. Place steaks in skillet; cook 3 minutes per side. Transfer to oven and bake 6 to 8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F for medium-rare (or 160 degrees F for medium).
Transfer steaks to serving platter and let rest 3 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, make the Spicy Applesauce: Heat olive oil in medium pot over medium-high heat. Add apples and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add brown sugar, vinegar, red pepper flakes, cayenne, salt and pepper; cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in rosemary. Serve pork steaks with warm applesauce.
Tip: You can use Boneless Pork Chops in this recipe, but there is a reason you normally see bone-in cuts in restaurants. They are easier to cook and have much more flavor. We highly recommend bone-in pork steaks for this instead of a boneless cut.
*Original recipe courtesy of National Pork Board. Adapted for our family's taste & ease of cooking.