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Orange-chipotle pork chops with apple slaw and roasted sweet potato

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Paleo

2 Servings, 720 Calories/Serving

30 – 40 Minutes

Whoever said paleo is just meat and sweet potatoes has never tried our orange-chipotle pork chops and lime- and cilantro-brightened apple slaw (okay, there is a sweet potato…).

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • Chipotle spice blend (sweet smoked paprika - ground chipotle)
  • 1 lime
  • 1 apple (such as Granny Smith)
  • 3 scallions
  • 3 or 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ pound shredded Savoy cabbage
  • 2 ounces shredded carrots
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sun Basket orange glaze (orange juice - honey - coconut aminos - coconut vinegar - sesame oil - fresh ginger - fresh garlic)

Chef's Tip

When glazing the pork in Step 3, if you don’t have a brush, just spoon on the glaze and spread it with the back of the spoon. Whichever tool you use, try to keep the pork in the same place as you turn it in the pan to avoid spreading the glaze and burning it.

Nutrition per serving

Instructions

1

Roast the sweet potato

Heat the oven to 400°F.
  • Scrub or peel the sweet potato. Trim the ends and cut the potato in half lengthwise, then crosswise into ¼-inch-thick half-moons.
  • Set aside half the chipotle spice blend for the pork.
On a sheet pan, drizzle the sweet potato with 1 tablespoon oil; season generously with salt, pepper, and half the chipotle spice blend and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer and roast, turning once halfway through, until tender and lightly browned, 18 to 20 minutes.
While the sweet potato roasts, prepare the apple slaw and the pork.

2

Make the apple slaw

  • Juice the lime.
  • Peel the apple, if desired. Cut the fruit lengthwise into quarters and cut away the core. Cut the fruit into ¼-inch-thick slices.
  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions on the diagonal.
  • Coarsely chop the cilantro.
In a medium bowl, stir together the honey, apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 2 tablespoons oil. Add the apple, scallions, cilantro, cabbage, and carrots and toss to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3

Prep and cook the pork

  • Pat the pork dry with a paper towel; rub the pork on both sides with the remaining chipotle spice blend and season generously with salt and pepper.
In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon oil until hot but not smoking. Add the pork and cook, turning once, until lightly browned on both sides but not yet cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Brush with the orange glaze, turn the pork over, and brush with more glaze. Continue to cook, turning frequently and occasionally brushing with more glaze, until the pork is browned but still faintly pink within, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

4

Serve

Transfer the pork, apple slaw, and sweet potato to individual plates and serve.

Calories: 720, Protein: 37g (74% DV), Fiber: 9g (36% DV), Total Fat: 37g (57% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 21g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 4g (20% DV), Cholesterol: 90mg (30% DV), Sodium: 290mg (12% DV), Carbohydrates: 64g (21% DV), Total Sugars: 38g, Added Sugars: (Honey): 12g (24% DV). Contains: Tree Nuts

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt added to the recipe averages 240mg per serving, or 10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat.