Apple Onion Cinnamon Pork Chops over Crockpot Butternut Squash
 
 
Ingredients
For your crockpot butternut squash
  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • dash of salt
For your pork chops
  • 2 large pork chops, bone in
  • 2 apples, sliced
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and dice your butternut squash.
  3. Throw it in your crockpot with other crockpot ingredients. Cover, turn on low for 2 hours or high for 1 hour.
  4. Now time to prepare everything else.
  5. Pull out 2 medium-large size skillets, put under medium heat.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil to each skillet, throw in your sliced onions in one and sliced apples in the other.
  7. Toss occasionally to help the onions and apples cook evenly.
  8. Once the onions and apples start to become translucent, add 1 tablespoon of honey to each skillet along with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to and a pinch of salt.
  9. Mix together and let the onions and apples caramelize a bit.
  10. While they finish caramelizing, prepare your chops.
  11. Season the pork chops with a bit of salt, pepper, cinnamon, and mustard powder on both side.
  12. Once apples and onions are done caramelizing, remove apples from heat, and throw your onions in the apple skillet.
  13. Keep onion skillet over heat, and add seasoned pork chops to sear on both sides for about 3-4 minutes per side.
  14. Now throw your onion and apple mixture in a baking dish and place pork chops on top.
  15. Put the baking dish in the oven and good for 18-20 minutes (depending how thick your chops are) or until the internal temperature of the chops are around 145 degrees. Boom
  16. Check on your butternut squash, poke with a fork, if tender start your mashing!! I used a broken whisk, you don't have to do that. A fork or potato masher with work just fine.
  17. Now plate your mashed butternut squash then a chop then apples and onions. Consume.
Recipe by PaleOMG - Paleo Recipes at http://paleomg.com/apple-onion-cinnamon-pork-chops-over-crockpot-butternut-squash/