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Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Gravy

Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Gravy: Main Image
From: 12 Best Foods Cookbook

Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Total: 2 hr. 15 min.
These overstuffed chops will have friends and family talking for weeks. The idea came from watching a cooking show on television. That recipe, however, was seriously loaded with butter and cream, while I use just enough to make velvety potatoes and moist chops. I also replaced a long list of Cajun spices with Thai chili paste, making this a down-home dish with melting-pot flavors.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium Beauregard, Garnet, or Jewel yams (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp Thai red chili paste
  • 3 Tbs half-and-half
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 4 (1 1/2 inch-thick) boneless center cut pork chops (5-6 ounces each)
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Roast the sweet potatoes. Peel and mash them. There should be 3 cups. Reduce the oven to 350F.
  • For the gravy, in a bowl combine 2 1/3 cups of the sweet potatoes with the butter, chili paste, and half-and-half. Season it to taste with salt and pepper. Spread the creamy potatoes to cover the bottom of an 8 inch square baking dish. Set aside.
  • For the stuffing, in a second bowl, combine the remaining sweet potato with the onion, apple, and breadcrumbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Make a 3 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch pocket in each chop. Pack the stuffing generously into the pockets. Combine the paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and onion powder in a small bowl. Rub 1 side of each chop with this mixture and set them seasoned side down on top of the sweet potatoes in the baking dish. Rub the remaining seasoning on top of each chop. Cover the pan with foil.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake the chops 10 minutes longer, until they are nicely browned on top. Serve immediately.
Copyright 2005 by Dana Jacobi

Nutrition Facts

Calories 401
  Calories from Fat 65 (16%)
(11%)Total Fat 7g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(21%)Cholesterol 63mg
(11%)Sodium 258mg
(54%)Potassium 1896mg
Total Carbohydrate 58g
(33%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(51%)Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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