Seared  Pork Chops & BBQ Sauce with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Seared Pork Chops & BBQ Sauce

with Mashed Sweet Potatoes

35 MIN
-$0.05/serving 2 Servings
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    The star of our rich, silky pan sauce is barbecue sauce, whose sweet and tangy notes provide perfect contrast to seared pork and mashed sweet potatoes in this hearty dish. We’re perking it all up with a side of sautéed zucchini garnished with spicy pickled jalapeño.
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    WW Recommended Carb Conscious 600 Calories Or Less
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    Seared  Pork Chops & BBQ Sauce with Mashed Sweet Potatoes
    Title
    • 2 Boneless, Center-Cut Pork Chops
    • 2 Zucchini
    • ¼ cup Barbecue Sauce
    • 2 Poblano Peppers
    • 2 Tbsps Butter
    • 1 oz Sliced Pickled Jalapeño Pepper
    • 2 Tbsps Chicken Demi-Glace
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    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Wash and dry the fresh produce.Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut off and discard the stems of the poblano peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the jalapeño pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling the peppers.

    Cook the vegetables
    2 Cook the vegetables

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the zucchini pieces and sliced poblano pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 9 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the pork
    3 Cook the pork

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F

    Make the sauce & serve your dish
    4 Make the sauce & serve your dish

    While the pork rests, to the pan of reserved fond, add the barbecue sauce and demi-glace (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently and scraping up any fond, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined and the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Turn off the heat. Add half the butter (you will have extra); stir until melted and combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the sliced pork with the cooked vegetables. Top the pork with the sauce. Garnish the vegetables with as much of the chopped jalapeño pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Enjoy!

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    Prepare the ingredients
    1 Prepare the ingredients

    Wash and dry the fresh produce.Halve the zucchini lengthwise, then cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Cut off and discard the stems of the poblano peppers. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Roughly chop the jalapeño pepper. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling the peppers.

    2 Cook the vegetables

    In a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the zucchini pieces and sliced poblano pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 9 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. Wipe out the pan.

    Cook the vegetables
    Cook the pork
    3 Cook the pork

    Pat the pork dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned pork. Cook 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked through.* Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a cutting board and let rest at least 5 minutes. 

    *An instant-read thermometer should register 145°F

    4 Make the sauce & serve your dish

    While the pork rests, to the pan of reserved fond, add the barbecue sauce and demi-glace (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high, stirring frequently and scraping up any fond, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until combined and the liquid is slightly reduced in volume. Turn off the heat. Add half the butter (you will have extra); stir until melted and combined. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Slice the rested pork crosswise. Serve the sliced pork with the cooked vegetables. Top the pork with the sauce. Garnish the vegetables with as much of the chopped jalapeño pepper as you’d like, depending on how spicy you’d like the dish to be. Enjoy!

    Make the sauce & serve your dish
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