Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Gravy

by Laura on February 17, 2014

in Featured Recipe, Main Meals, Pork

Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Gravy

Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Gravy

The combination of sweet potato gravy, and the lightly spicy pork chops makes this a perfect winter meal.

  • 3 medium Beauregard, Garnet, or Jewel yams (about 1-1/2 lbs)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 tsp Thai red chili paste
  • 3 tbsp half-and-half
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 4 (1-1/2″ thick boneless center cut pork chops (5-6 ounces each)
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Roast the sweet potatoes. Peel and mash them. There should be 3 cups. Reduce oven to 350 degrees F.

For the gravy, in a bowl combine 2-1/3 cups of the sweet potatoes with the butter, chili paste, and half-and-half. Season it to taste with salt and pepper. Spread the creamy potatoes to cover the bottom of an 8″ square baking dish. Set aside.

For the stuffing, in a second bowl, combine the remaining sweet potato with the onion, apple, and breadcrumbs. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Make a 3-1/2″ X 2-1/2″ pocket in each chop. Pack the stuffing generously into the pockets. Combine the paprika, 1/4 tsp salt, and onion powder in a small bowl. Rub 1 side of each chop with this mixture and set them seasoned side down on top of the sweet potatoes in the baking dish. Rub the remaining seasoning on top of each chop. Cover the pan with foil.

Bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake the chops 10 minutes longer until they are nicely browned on top. Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings

Source: 12 Best Foods Cookbook copyright 2005 by Dana Jacobi

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