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Spice-Seared Pork With Berry Sauce and Pineapple-Pecan Coleslaw

Total Time - 35 minutes

COOKING SEQUENCE
  • Prepare salad - 15 minutes
  • Prepare pork; serve - 20 minutes


MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Spice-Seared Pork With Berry Sauce
Ingredients:
1 (14-oz) can beef broth
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups fresh blackberries and/or raspberries (10-12 oz), divided
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon Chinese 5-spice powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
4 boneless pork chops (about 1 lb)
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Steps
  1. Combine broth and sugar in small saucepan; bring to a boil on medium-high to dissolve sugar. When boiling, stir in one-half of the berries.
  2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Combine flour, five-spice, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt in bag; shake to combine. Place pork chops in bag; shake to coat.
  3. Place oil in pan. Remove pork from bag, shake off excess flour, and add pork to pan. Cook 3–4 minutes on each side or until 160°F (for medium).
  4. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into berry sauce, along with pepper, garlic, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to boil; cook and stir 5 minutes or until berries soften and begin to release their juices. Stir remaining berries into sauce and serve over pork chops.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 400kcal; FAT 14g; CHOL 70mg; SODIUM 730mg; CARB 41g; FIBER 5g; PROTEIN 22g; VIT A 2%; VIT C 35%; CALC 8%; IRON 15%


Pineapple-Pecan Coleslaw
Ingredients:
1 medium head green cabbage
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1 (8-oz) can pineapple tidbits in juice (undrained)
1/2 cup coleslaw dressing

Prep
  • Cut cabbage in half (reserve one-half for other use). Slice finely.
Steps
  1. Place pecans in small sauté pan on medium-high; cook and stir 3–4 minutes or until fragrant.
  2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/4 cup of the juice. Place juice in large bowl; whisk in dressing until blended.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Chill or serve at room temperature. (Makes 8 servings.)

CALORIES (per 1/8 recipe) 130kcal; FAT 9g; CHOL 0mg; SODIUM 100mg; CARB 11g; FIBER 2g; PROTEIN 1g; VIT A 2%; VIT C 40%; CALC 2%; IRON 2%


Shopping List
DRY GROCERY
1 tbsp Chinese 5-spice powder
1 (14 oz) can beef broth
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1 (8-oz) can pineapple tidbits in juice
MEAT
4 boneless pork chops (about 1 lb)
PRODUCE
1/2 cup coleslaw dressing
2 cups (10-12 oz) fresh blackberries and/or raspberries
1 medium head green cabbage
1/2 tsp minced garlic
FROM YOUR PANTRY
2 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup sugar
Aprons Advice
  • Complete your meal with mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and lemon pie for dessert.
  • Be sure to let the berry mixture return to a full boil after the cornstarch is added; otherwise the sauce will not thicken properly.