dish
Barbecued Pork Chops with Pecans, Sweet Potato, Sautéed Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions

6
Serves
554
Calories
16
Nutrients
19
Vitamins

Ingredients

3 large sweet potatoes ,peeled and cut into 2" pieces
1/2 cup milk
2 cups green beans
1/2 cup peeled pearl onions
splash peanut oil
1 cup quartered mushrooms
6 large center cut pork loin chops, 1/2" thick
1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup toasted pecans

Cooking Instructions

For the sweet potato puree:

1. Place the sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer about 20 to 30 minutes, until the potatoes are done. Check for doneness by piercing with a fork; there should be no resistance. Drain well.

2. Mash the sweet potatoes with a potato masher or fork or use a food mill.

3. Add the lime juice and stir well. Add the milk and stir.

4. Season with Cajun seasoning and salt to taste.

For the sautéed green beans, pearl onions and mushrooms:

1. Bring 1 gallon of salted water to a boil. Cook the green beans and pearl onions separately in the boiling water until just tender, about 4 minutes for the beans and 8 minutes for the onions.

2. Cut the onions in half.

3. Heat the oil over high heat. Add the onions, salt and pepper, and cook for 1 minute. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 more minutes. Add the green beans and cook for 2 more minutes.

4. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

For the pork chops:

1. Preheat the grill.

2. Rub the pork chops with Cajun seasoning and brush with barbeque sauce.

3. Grill or broil for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. Baste with extra barbeque sauce as needed.

4. Place the pecan pieces on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden brown, about 6 minutes.

Putting it together: Sprinkle each pork chop with pecans and serve with Sweet Potato Puree and Sautéed Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions.

Serving Size: 1 pork chop, 1/2 cup each green beans & sweet potatoes

Nutrition Information

Number of Servings: 6
Calories
554
Protein
27 g
Total Carbohydrate
59 g
Dietary Fiber
8 g
Soluble Fiber
1 g
Insoluble Fiber
2 g
Sugar
21 g
Total Fat
24 g
Saturated Fat
5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
12 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
4 g
Trans Fatty Acid (tfa)
0 g
Cholesterol
62 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid
0 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acid
4 g
Percent Calories from Protein
19 %
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate
42 %
Percent Calories from Fat
39 %
Vitamin A
31583 IU
Vitamin B1- Thiamin
1 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin
1 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin
7 mg
Vitamin B6
1 mg
Vitamin B12
1 mcg
Biotin
5 mcg
Vitamin C
46 mg
Vitamin D
30 IU
Folate
52 mcg
Vitamin E
2 IU
Vitamin K
18 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
2 mg
Calcium
110 mg
Iron
3 mg
Phosphorus
345 mg
Potassium
1022 mg
Sodium
794 mg
Zinc
3 mg