Pork Chops with Balsamic-Peach Glaze, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

Prep Time: 15mCook Time: 45mTotal Time: 1h

Pork Chops with Balsamic-Peach Glaze, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
Photo of Cheryl Farley, RN, BSN, Manager of Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab

Recommended by Cheryl Farley, RN, BSN, Manager of Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Rehab

Courtesy of American Heart Association

This Simple Cooking with Heart American/Southern recipe is a fantastic meal that gives a hefty boost to your veggie and fruit intake for the day.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 thinly sliced top loin pork chops (4 oz. each)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 small sweet potatoes (or 2 Cups)
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. black pepper (divided-use)
  • 1 cup unsweetened peaches (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free peach preserves
  • cayenne pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • non-stick cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together ¼-cup balsamic vinegar, garlic and olive oil. Reserve half of this mixture for vegetables. To half of the vinegar mixture, add pork chops. Cover and chill for 15-30 minutes.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add vegetables, chili powder and ½-teaspoon pepper and vinegar mixture and toss thoroughly to coat. Spread vegetables in one layer on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Roast for 35-40 minutes until potato is soft and broccoli begins to turn slightly crispy.
  4. In a small skillet over medium-low heat, stir together 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, peaches, peach preserves, cayenne pepper and thyme. Heat, stirring frequently, until sauce begins to simmer.
  5. Remove pork chops from marinade and discard remaining liquid. Season with remaining pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with cooking spray and add pork chops. Cook 2-3 minutes in each side, until cooked through.
  6. Serve with 1 cup of vegetables and ¼ sauce drizzled over each pork chop.

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories: 346 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 44 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 28 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams
  • Sodium: 113 milligrams

Makes 4 servings.

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