Pork Chops with Apples and Onions over Mashed New Potatoes and Asparagus

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Pork Chops with Apples and Onions over Mashed New Potatoes and Asparagus 3.88/5 (8 votes)

This is a fantastic hearty meal and takes very little effort. Pan seared pork chops, simmered with apples and onions, and then topped with a light creamy Dijon mustard pan sauce! YUM. Paired with simple mashed potatoes and asparagus - it's a winner!

Mashed New Potatoes

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound baby new potatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Quarter potatoes and place in a microwave safe dish.
  2. Add water and cover.
  3. Cook on high for 5 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Let sit covered for a few minutes, then drain the water.
  5. Use a potato masher and mash in milk and butter.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 165 Calories 137 Fat 6.2 Carbs 18.6 Fiber 2.7 Protein 2.5.

Pork Chops with Apples and Onions

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES PREP TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds pork chops (bone-in), 1/2-1” thick
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, or Honey Crisp, cut into 1/2” wedges
  • 1 onion, cut into 1/2” wedges
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 6-8 teaspoons fresh thyme, or 1/2t dried

DIRECTIONS

  1. Season chops with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy skillet over medium high. Once it begins to shimmer, add chops and brown on each side.
  3. Transfer browned chops to a plate for later.
  4. Add apples and onions to the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until tender but not mushy.
  5. Add stock to the skillet and cook for a minute or two.
  6. In a small bowl, combine half-and-half with the Dijon.
  7. Add Dijon mixture, thyme, and browned chops to the skillet, mix, cover, and let cook 10 minutes or until the chops are cooked thru.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 281g Calories 339 Fat 22.7 Carbs 11.7 Fiber 2.3 Protein 23.

Asparagus

SERVINGS : 4 PEOPLE COOK TIME : MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place asparagus in a pot and cover in water.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook for 2-3 minutes or until fork tender.
  3. Remove from water, season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 113g Calories 23 Fat .1 Carbs 4.4 Fiber 2.4 Protein 2.5.

NOTES

KID NOTE:  After picking out the apples and onions, the kids really liked the pork.

VEGETARIAN TIP:  Use thinly sliced tempeh in place of the pork chops.

GLUTEN FREE MODIFICATIONS: Gluten free as written.

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