My mom used to make a mean pork chop dinner.
I liked her pork chops, and my brother liked the pineapple upside down cake. I’ll bet you have some mom favorites too.
These pan seared pork chops with creamy sage and sour cream sauce brought back memories of my mom cooking by the stove, with me chattering in her ear. I also have memories of her chasing me around the kitchen table with a spoon in her hand ready to swat, but we won’t go there.
- 8 ounces pork blade steaks
- 1 medium shallot, minced
- 2 tablespoons sage, chopped
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 2 medium yukon gold potatoes, quartered
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- ½ cup light sour cream
- salt and pepper
- Broccoli and Potatoes:
- 1. Steam potatoes for 20 minutes in steamer basket over medium high heat.
- 2. When potatoes are just short of tender, add broccoli and steam another 5 minutes until broccoli is crisp tender.
- Pork Chops:
- 1. Preheat skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add shallot and saute for 3 minutes to soften.
- 2. Season chops with salt and pepper and add to pan. Sprinkle sage on top and brown for 2 minutes on side one, then flip and brown on side two.
- 3. Add chicken broth. Cover and cook 15 minutes until chops are tender and broth has reduced.
- 4. Remove chops and add sour cream to the pan. Whisk sour cream into pan broth. Heat through.
- Serve chops with vegetables and sauce.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Pork trimmed of visible fat can be considered a lean meat. Specifically boneless pork chops, or tenderloin. Pork is a good source of Vitamin C, Niacin, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin B12, Iron and Selenium. Pork is higher in cholesterol.
Broccoli is a cruciferous vegetable, and a powerhouse of nutrition. Vitamins C, K, A, folate, fiber, manganese, tryptophan and potassium help the body fight bladder, ovarian and prostate cancer. Broccoli is good for detoxification and stomach health; as well as cardiac and vision health. Wow!
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 17.92g
Total Carbs: 16.64g
Dietary Fiber: 3.77g
Weight Watchers Points 8
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.