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Pecan Apricot Pork Chops With Asparagus Tips

Total Time - 30 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

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

Pecan Apricot Pork Chops With Asparagus Tips

Pecan Apricot Pork Chops

2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
large zip-top bag
1 1/2 pounds pork center loin chops (3/4-inch thick)
1 tablespoon garlic butter
2 teaspoons roasted garlic
1/2 cup frozen diced onions
2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
1 (8.75-ounce) can apricot halves in syrup (undrained)
1 (2-ounce) bag pecan pieces (1/2 cup)


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 (including syrup) and pecans; reduce to medium. Cook 3–4 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until internal temperature of pork is 160°F (for medium). Use a meat thermometer to accurately ensure doneness. Serve apricots and sauce over pork chops.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 540kcal; FAT 35g; CHOL 120mg; SODIUM 350mg; CARB 21g; FIBER 3g; PROTEIN 36g; VIT A 20%; VIT C 10%; CALC 6%; IRON 10%

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Asparagus Tips

1 lb fresh asparagus spears (rinsed)
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon garlic butter
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


1. Cut 1 inch from the tough root end of asparagus spears and discard. To do this quickly, group half the spears together, align the ends and slice with sharp knife. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in microwave-safe bowl with water.
2. Cover and microwave on HIGH 4-5 minutes, stirring once, or until desired tenderness. Drain asparagus; stir in garlic butter and seasoned salt . Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 50kcal; FAT 3g; CHOL 5mg; SODIUM 220mg; CARB 4g; FIBER 0g; PROTEIN 2g; VIT A 20%; VIT C 10%; CALC 2%; IRON 15%

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Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp garlic butter

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 1 (8.75-oz) can apricot halves in syrup
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp chopped green chilies
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp cornstarch
Add to your grocery list large zip-top bag
Add to your grocery list 1 (2-oz) bag pecan pieces
Add to your grocery list 1 tsp seasoned salt

Add to your grocery list 1/2 cup diced onions

Add to your grocery list 1 1/2 lb (3/4-inch thick) pork center loin chops

Add to your grocery list 1 lb asparagus spears
Add to your grocery list 2 tsp roasted garlic

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Add to your grocery list dinner rolls
Add to your grocery list pecan pie
Add to your grocery list sweet potatoes

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Utensils & Cookware

  • large sauté pan
  • tongs, cooking spoons
  • microwave-safe bowl with lid
  • meat thermometer
  • knife and cutting board
  • measuring utensils
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Aprons Advice

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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