Blackberry BBQ Pork Chops with Collards & Corn

Blackberry BBQ Pork Chops with Collards & Corn

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017

Steaming corn right on top of the collards saves time and dirties fewer pots in this easy dinner recipe. Skip bottled BBQ sauce and mash blackberries with some pantry staples to yield a finger-licking-good barbecue sauce for the juicy pork chops. To make it even faster, grab a bag of prechopped collards from the produce section.

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  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or canola oil plus 2 teaspoons, divided
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 pound prechopped collard greens or kale (about 14 cups), tough stems removed
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 4 medium ears corn, husked and cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • ⅔ cup fresh blackberries
  • 4 pork loin chops, 1-1½ inches thick (1-1¼ pounds)

Preparation

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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and bacon in a large pot over medium-high heat; cook, stirring often, until the bacon starts to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in collard greens (or kale) and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir the greens and place corn on top of them. Cover and cook until the corn is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes more. Set aside, covered.
  3. Meanwhile, combine honey, ketchup, garlic powder, vinegar and ginger in a small bowl. Add blackberries and coarsely mash, stirring to combine.
  4. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Season pork chops with the remaining ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook until browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn the chops and top with the sauce.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven. Broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a chop registers 145°F, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve the pork with the greens and corn.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pork chop, 1 cup collards & 1 ear corn
  • Per serving: 408 calories; 19 g fat(5 g sat); 8 g fiber; 34 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 196 mcg folate; 66 mg cholesterol; 13 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 5,963 IU vitamin A; 52 mg vitamin C; 313 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 517 mg sodium; 887 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (119% daily value), Vitamin C (87% dv), Folate (49% dv), Calcium (31% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ other carbohydrate, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat

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