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Balsamic Pork with Apple

Simple, scrummy and made with seasonal British apples, there’s a lot to love about this quick supper dish. Pork and apple are always a winning combination and this recipe pairs them together brilliantly.

Serves 4.
4 pork loin steaks
15g unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 small red onions peeled and cut into 8 wedges
2 red eating apples cored and cut into thin wedges

For the marinade:
100ml balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons runny honey
2 teaspoons fresh chopped thyme leaves or dried thyme


In a shallow dish, mix together the vinegar, honey and herbs, and season to taste. Add the pork and turn to coat. Cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat the butter and oil in a large non-stick ovenproof frying pan. Add the onions and cook for 2–3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the apples and cook for 2 minutes until the onions and apples are starting to caramelise. Remove from the pan.

Drain the pork from the marinade and reserve the marinade. Cook the pork for 4–5 minutes over a medium heat, turn the steaks, add the onions, apples and reserved marinade. Continue to cook for a further 4–5 minutes or until the juices run clear.

Divide the pork between four serving plates, and serve with the sauce, onions, apples and seasonal vegetables.

Recipe courtesy of Love Pork