Sprinkle pork chops with 1/4 t. salt and 1/8 t. pepper; set aside. Heat reserved bacon drippings in a dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook chops about 8 minutes or until golden on both sides and nearly done. Remove chops to a plate; keep warm.
Add onion to pan. Cover and cook over medium heat 8 minutes or until tender and golden, stirring occasionally. Gradually stir in coleslaw mix; cook about 5 minutes or until wilted. Add apples, potatoes, cider, thyme and remaining salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in vinegar; return chops to pan and heat thoroughly. Sprinkle with bacon. Serves 4