Caramel Apple Pork Chops and Green Beans

Day #6

Caramel Apple Pork Chops and Green Beans
Serves 4 Cost $1.92 per person 

  • 4 (3/4 inch) Thick pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar ( I use Splenda Brown Sugar)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced (granny smiths)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 can of Green Beans (or you can use Fresh or steam bag)

Directions: Preheat oven to 175*F. Place medium dish in the oven to warm. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Brush chops lightly with oil and place in hot skillet. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes turning until done. Move to warm dish and place back in oven. In a small bowl combine sugar, salt, pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add butter to skillet and stir in apples and brown sugar mixture. Remove apples with slotted spoon and arrange on tops of chops. Place back in the oven to keep warm. Continue cookie brown sugar mixture in uncovered skillet until sauce thickens slightly.Heat green beans. Spoon sauce over apples and chops. Sprinkle with pecans and plate. Enjoy! 

Nutritional Facts:
  • 1 Pork Chop -                                        190 cals. 0g Carbs
  • 1/2 of a Apple                                       40 Cals. 11 Carbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar-                         9 Cals 9g Carbs
  • 1/16 tsp ground cinnamon                    2 Cals 1 g Carbs
  • 1/16 tsp ground nutmeg                        10 Cals 1 Carbs
  • 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter                        50 Cals, 0 Carbs
  • 1/2 c. Green beans                               20 Cals 4 g Carbs

Total--- 321 Calories and 26  Carbs

1 comment:

wildbl67 said...

I am a single guy and I have some left over raw sweet potatoes. Do you have a recipe to use these like maybe fries, mashed potatoes, or etc?