America's Cut with Red Cabbage and Pears

America’s Cut with Red Cabbage and Pears

6 1 1/2-inch thick boneless pork center loin chops
2 teaspoons oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried sage and thyme leaves
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup water
2 slices bacon – cut in 1-inch pieces
4 cups coarsely shredded red cabbage
1 cup onion slices
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 cups sliced pears

Heat oil in large skillet. Brown pork chops over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with salt, sage, thyme and pepper. Add water. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 50 to 60 minutes or until pork chops are tender.

Meanwhile, cook bacon in Dutch oven until crisp. Add cabbage and onions. Cook and stir over medium heat 5 minutes. Add 1/2 cup water, vinegar and brown sugar; mix well. Cover; simmer 15 minutes. Add pears; bring to a boil. Serve pork chops on top of cabbage.