Friday, September 17, 2010

Spiced Pork Chops w/ Sweet Potatoes

This recipes for the Pork is sooooo good, however I like it better with a traditional baked sweet potato. I took the picture with an experimental Sweet Potato mash, which was alright, but not my favorite (Thank you to my husband who tries all my crazy experiments. So I have added a really good recipe for baked Sweet Potatoes as well just in case you need one, or if you already have a really great one, make it along with this SUPER GREAT pork, trust me, you'll love it. Plus your house will smell so yummy while you cook it, kinda like thanksgivin!!! :) I also served mine with some fresh green beans that I boiled and then fried really quick in a little olive oil with a little minced garlic and a smidge of butter. MMMM MMM good.

Spiced Pork Chops
(serves 4)
cooking spray
4 Pork Chops
1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp salt

Heat skillet, and coat with cooking spray just before you add chops to pan.
Sprinkle pork with seasonings and add to pan. Cook on medium high heat about 5-6 min on each side, depending on thickness or until pork reaches an internal temp of 150.
It's so so simple, but that pumpkin pie spice just gives it a little surprise kick.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

4 Sweet Potatoes

Cinnamon/Sugar Butter:
2/3 C Butter/Margarine
1/3 C Brown Sugar
Cinnamon to taste
Wash your sweet potatoes, dry, and brush with vegetable oil. Arrange on cookie sheet and bake at 450 for about 35-45 min or until tender when you prick with a fork. 

For the Butter- Soften your butter at room temp (not in microwave or you will end up with liquidy butter)
Mix in brown sugar and add cinnamon to taste, some people like a lot, some people not so much.  
Serve with Potatoes. Its soooooo good.

*Tip: The butter starts to separate and does not store well in the fridge so only make as much as you think you will need.

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