Saturday, December 3, 2011

Mustard Pork Chops with Smashed Potatoes and Peas

In my continued quest to find fast, easy and delicious recipes for my family to eat, I found this recipe for Mustard Pork Chops with Smashed Potatoes and Peas.  It delivered on all three counts!  We loved it!  The potatoes have so much flavor from the olive oil, peas, green onion and salt and pepper that you don't miss having gravy atop one bit!

{mustard pork chops with smashed potatoes & peas}
   Serves 4
1 lb medium red potatoes, cut into 2-in. pieces
Kosher salt and pepper
1 10-oz pkg frozen peas
2 green onions, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp olive oil
4 6-oz boneless pork chops (about 3/4 in. thick)
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/4 c. apple juice
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Add 1/2 tsp salt, reduce heat and simmer until tender, 12 to 15 minutes, adding the peas during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and gently smash with the scallions, 2 Tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining Tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the pork with 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper and cook until golden brown and cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side; transfer to plates.

Add the broth and apple juice to the skillet and simmer, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until desired thickness. Stir in the mustard and spoon over the pork. Serve with the smashed potatoes and peas.


  1. Looks delightful. Think I might change my meal plan today to include this instead of my usual Sunday roast.

  2. We made this tonight. It was EASY, FAST, and YUMMY...our criteria :) I also like that I could eat 2x as many potatoes by spreading them out with lower cal veggies :)


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