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Pecan Apricot Pork Chops with Asparagus Tips

Pecan Apricot Pork Chops with Asparagus Tips
Servings:
4
Total Time:
30 minutes

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare asparagus through step 1 (10 minutes)
  • Prepare pork chops through step 3 (10 minutes)
  • Complete asparagus and pork chops; serve (10 minutes)

Asparagus Tips

Ingredients

1 lb fresh asparagus spears
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon herb garlic butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Steps

  1. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces, removing tough root end. Place in microwave-safe bowl with water.
  2. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 4–5 minutes, stirring once, or until tender. Drain asparagus; stir in garlic butter and seasoned salt. Serve.

Pecan Apricot Pork Chops

Ingredients

2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
Large zip-top bag
1 1/2 lb pork center loin chops (3/4-inch thick)
1 tablespoon herb garlic butter
2 teaspoons roasted garlic
1/2 cup frozen diced onions
2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
1 cup dried apricots (or canned halved peaches)
1/3 cup peach nectar (or canned peach juice)
1 (2-oz) bag pecan pieces (1/2 cup)

Steps

  1. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Place cornstarch and seasoned salt in zip-top bag; shake to mix. Add pork chops (wash hands); seal bag tightly and shake to coat.
  2. Place butter in pan; swirl to coat. Add pork chops, using tongs, and cook 5 minutes, turning occasionally.
  3. Add garlic, onions, and green chiles. Turn pork chops and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in apricots, nectar, and pecans; reduce to medium. Cook 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, and until pork is 145°F. Serve apricots and sauce over pork chops.

Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with yams or sweet potatoes, dinner rolls and pecan pie for dessert.
  • Enhance the pecan flavor by roasting 5–7 minutes in a preheated 400°F oven before adding to the pork chops. Watch closely to prevent over-browning.

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CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 35kcal; FAT 2.50g; SAT FAT 2.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 10mg; SODIUM 200mg; CARB 2g; FIBER 1.00g; SUGARS 1g; PROTEIN 1g; CALC 2%; VIT A 15%; VIT C 8%; IRON 2%

Pecan Apricot Pork Chops

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 480kcal; FAT 28.00g; SAT FAT 7.00g; TRANS FAT 0.00g; CHOL 120mg; SODIUM 340mg; CARB 21g; FIBER 3.00g; SUGARS 13g; PROTEIN 37g; CALC 6%; VIT A 15%; VIT C 6%; IRON 10%

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