Monday, July 21, 2014

Sweet & Smoky Pork Chop Dinner

I love recipes that provide a complete meal, with sides and all.  This one fit the bill, and was so tasty.  The mix of sweet and salty, smoky and slightly spicy...so good.  There is very little prep work involved, and everything is made on one baking sheet!  I couldn't ask for an easier meal.  Thanks Canadian Living, this hit the spot!

I doubled all of the ingredients to feed my family of 4.









Sweet & Smoky Pork Chop Dinner
1 tsp brown sugar
½ tsp smoked paprika
¼ tsp each onion powder, mustard powder, garlic powder
2 thick bone-in pork chops
2 slices bacon cut in ½” pieces
1 large russet potato cut in ½” thick wedges
Pinch each salt & pepper
2 tsp grainy mustard
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp balsamic
1 lb brussel sprouts
1 apple cut in 1” chunks

Stir together first 3 ingredients and rub all over chops.  Set aside.  Sprinkle bacon over half of a foil-lined baking sheet.  Sprinkle potatoes with salt, pepper and garlic powder and place on bacon.  Roast in a 425 oven for 20 minutes.  Turn wedges (I didn’t).  Meanwhile stir together next 3 ingredients.  Toss with brussel sprouts and apple.  Add to empty side of baking sheet.  Roast 25 minutes.  Place chops on brussel sprouts and roast 8-10 minutes more.

Per serving (of 2):
577 calories
39g protein
20g fat
65g carbs
12g fiber