WGN’s Dina Bair wins Rachael Ray cooking contest despite kitchen fires

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WGN’s Dina Bair may have caused two fires in the kitchen while making her pork chops, but in the end, she was victorious!

Here’s the recipe for Dina’s Apple Sage Pork Chops:


1 1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage (or cut fresh sage very fine)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 tsp thyme leaves (chopped)

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 tbs flour

1 tsp salt

4 boneless pork chops (about 1 inch thick)

2 tbs olive oil

1 medium onion thinly sliced

2 red apples thinly sliced

1/2 cup apple juice

1 tbs brown sugar


Mix flour, all of the Spices and salt in small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with 1 tablespoon of the seasoned flour.

Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add pork chops; brown on both sides. Remove from skillet. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Add apples; cook and stir 2 minutes.

Stir in juice, sugar and remaining seasoned flour until well mixed. Return pork chops to skillet. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until desired doneness.

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