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Pecan-Crusted Pork With Pumpkin Sage Grits

Total Time - 25 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare pork chops  - 10 minutes
  • Prepare grits; serve  - 15 minutes

Pecan-Crusted Pork With Pumpkin Sage Grits

Pecan-Crusted Pork

1 cup pecan pieces
large zip-top bag
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 thick-cut pork chops (about 2 lb)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons Dijon (or honey) mustard
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons canola oil

  • Crush pecans in zip-top bag using meat mallet (fine crumbles).
  1. Add cornstarch to pecans; shake to blend. Season pork with salt and pepper; then coat both sides with mustard. Add pork to zip-top bag, one at a time; shake to coat, pressing with fingertips to evenly coat. Shake off any excess and remove pork from bag; repeat with remaining pork.
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium 2–3 minutes. Place butter and oil in pan, then add pork; cook 4–5 minutes on each side or until 160°F (for medium). Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 570kcal; FAT 47g; CHOL 90mg; SODIUM 380mg; CARB 9g; FIBER 3g; PROTEIN 30g; VIT A 4%; VIT C 0%; CALC 6%; IRON 8%

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Pumpkin Sage Grits

3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons fresh sage, coarsely chopped
3/4 cup regular grits
1 (15-oz) can solid pack pumpkin
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Bring water and salt to a boil for grits.
  • Chop sage.
  1. Whisk grits into boiling water. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 6–7 minutes or until grits are tender and water has been absorbed.
  2. Whisk in remaining ingredients; cook and stir 1–2 minutes or until hot and cheese melts. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 340kcal; FAT 16g; CHOL 40mg; SODIUM 330mg; CARB 38g; FIBER 6g; PROTEIN 11g; VIT A 330%; VIT C 0%; CALC 25%; IRON 10%

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Add to your grocery list 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Dry Grocery
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp Dijon (or honey) mustard
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp cornstarch
Add to your grocery list 1 cup pecan pieces
Add to your grocery list 3/4 cup regular grits
Add to your grocery list 1 (15-oz) can solid pack pumpkin

Add to your grocery list 4 thick-cut pork chops (about 2 lb)

Add to your grocery list 1-oz bag fresh sage

From Your Pantry
Add to your grocery list 2 tbsp canola oil
Add to your grocery list 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Add to your grocery list 1 tsp kosher salt
Add to your grocery list large zip-top bag
Add to your grocery list 4 tbsp unsalted butter

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Aprons Advice

  • Complete your meal with a fresh salad blend, cornbread, and cherry pie for dessert.
  • We used pecans in this southern-style pork recipe; however, you can substitute your favorite nuts.
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