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Pork Chops, Bourbon-Glazed with Hoppin’ John

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From EatingWell: January/February 2015
In this one-skillet dinner recipe, Kentucky bourbon gives a kick to these sticky glazed pork chops. In the healthier black-eyed pea Hoppin’ John, this easy recipe uses smoked paprika instead of traditional ham or bacon

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon or apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (1/2-3/4 inch thick; about 2 pounds), trimmed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed
  • 3/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Details

Preparation time 45mins
Cooking time 45mins
Adapted from eatingwell.com

Preparation

Step 1

Combine molasses, bourbon (or apple juice) and mustard in a small bowl. Season pork chops with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper, then brush with half the molasses glaze.
Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron or other broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables start to soften, about 4 minutes. Add black-eyed peas, paprika, thyme and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Place the pork chops on top of the peas and pour in any accumulated juice. Brush the chops with the remaining glaze. Place the pan under the broiler. Broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted into a chop registers 145°F, 2 to 5 minutes.
Nutrition

Per serving : 409 Calories; 16 g Fat; 4 g Sat; 9 g Mono; 100 mg Cholesterol; 25 g Carbohydrates; 37 g Protein; 4 g Fiber; 714 mg Sodium; 860 mg Potassium

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