When apples are in season, they make an appearance on our table with pork chops and fresh beet greens.
I have a new love! No, I haven’t kicked my husband to the curb. My new love is beet greens! They keep coming to the door in my veggie box attached to the beets. I’ve roasted the beets in the oven and tossed them in my salads, but the beet greens (I’m ashamed to say) have slowly shriveled to a slimy mess in the frig. Enough of that wastefulness.
Last night I chopped the greens up and sautéed them with the orchard fresh apples to serve up this simple supper. I have in a abundance sitting on the counter. Now you can see why I’m in love, this is what I call a healthy meal and a tasty apple and beet green recipe. Can’t beat that!
What’s good for me in this dish? Beets contain folate, manganese, potassium, vitamin C, and fiber. That colorful red color means they are loaded with phytonutrients that provide wonderful antioxidant benefits, and are thought to fight certain types of cancer. They also promote heart heath by potentially lowering cholesterol levels.
Pork Chops with Sauteed Apples and Beet Greens
20 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 8 ounces pork chops, trimmed of fat
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced
- 1 large apple, cored and thinly sliced
- 4 cups beet greens, chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon thyme, dried
- Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add oil.
- Add onions and apples and cook for 5 - 8 minutes until tender. Add thyme and beet greens. Saute another 3 - 5 minutes to wilt greens.
- While beet greens are cooking, sprinkle pork with your favorite grill seasoning and heat an indoor grill pan over medium heat. Add pork and cook 5 - 8 minutes turning half way through. Pork should no longer be pink in the center when cooked through, however, don't allow to overcook or pork will be dry. Remember that as meat rests after it's been removed from the heat it continues to cook.
NUTRITION FACTS Amount Per Serving Calories: 292, Weight Watchers PointsPlus 7 Total Fat: 4.94g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 229mg Total Carbs: 21.85g Dietary Fiber: 6.25g Sugars: 13.20g Protein: 27.76g
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