This apple cider pork loin cutlets recipe is incredibly simple! Pair it with some fresh apples asparagus for a heart-healthy dinner in just minutes.
Easy Family Skillet Dinner
My favorite way to make a family dinner is with one skillet. I hate dishes. Thankfully, my husband doesn’t mind doing them (he’s ALL MINE!). This recipe uses just one skillet. It’s so easy – the hardest part is prepping everything – and I’ll share some shortcuts to that too.
The Perfect Pork, Apples, and Asparagus Recipe
I baked the apples and asparagus together in the same skillet which is what helped everything turn out so amazing. Oh, and the aromas that will fill your kitchen are the epitome of fall!
How To Make Apple Cider Pork Cutlets
The entire recipe is in a printable recipe card at the end of this post. I want to share a few tips from things I learned when I made it, first.
Pork Skillet Dinner With Just 5 Ingredients
Forget trying to remember a huge list of ingredients! Here’s what I used in my dinner.
- Pork Loin Roast – ask the butcher to slice it into 1/2-inch cutlets
- Apple Cider
- Apple – I used Braeburn apples, but Fiji apples turn out just as tasty
- Onion – Red onion is best because it has a sweeter taste
- Asparagus – Cut them into bite-sized pieces and discard the thick bottom parts
How Long to Cook Asparagus
The cooking time depends on ripe and thick your asparagus is. If your asparagus is really thin, then cook it after you flip the pork the first time.
However, I think most asparagus takes longer to cook. I suggest adding the asparagus to the skillet at the same time as the pork. Keep an eye on it. If you notice it becoming too soggy or overdone, take it out.
Try Marinating Pork in Apple Cider
I did this once and the result was amazing! Pour about a cup of apple cider into a resealable plastic bag and let the pork loin cutlets marinate in it. If you let them marinate overnight, they will have the best flavor.
If you don’t remember to let them marinate – don’t worry! I always forget too. This recipe will still turn out divine.
How To Tell When Pork Is Done
Verify “done-ness” of pork by cooking it to an internal temp between 145°F (medium rare) and 160°F (medium), followed by a three-minute rest. Make sure there is a blush of pink in the middle.
Easy Apple Cider Pork Loin Skillet Recipe
Here’s the recipe, but I’m sure you’ll be able to memorize it! Please share this recipe with anyone else you know that needs a “no brainer” entree idea!
- 1 pork loin roast (about 1 lb), cut into 1/2-inch thick cutlets
- 1/2 cup apple cider
- 1 apple, sliced
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bunch asparagus
- Spices for flavoring: sea salt, cinnamon, pepper
- Cut the pork loin into 1/2-inch thick cutlets.
- Cut the asparagus into small pieces. Discard the thick bottom part.
- Thinly slice the onions.
- Place all of the ingredients into a large skillet over medium or medium-low heat.
- Cook covered, turning pork after 4 minutes on each side.
Verify “done-ness” of pork by cooking it to an internal temp between 145°F (medium rare) and 160°F (medium), followed by a three-minute rest.) and make sure there is a blush of pink in the middle.
More Pork Recipes
Love pork? Me too! Here are some more of my favorite pork recipes.