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.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017




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  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  • 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 1/4 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.

  • Meanwhile, combine honey, ketchup, garlic powder, vinegar and ginger in a small bowl. Add blackberries and coarsely mash, stirring to combine.

  • 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 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook until browned on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn the chops and top with the sauce.

  • Transfer the pan to the oven. Broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a chop registers 145 degrees F, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve the pork with the greens and corn.

Nutrition Facts

1 pork chop, 1 cup collards & 1 ear corn
408 calories; protein 30.7g; carbohydrates 33.7g; dietary fiber 7.9g; sugars 13.1g; fat 19g; saturated fat 4.7g; cholesterol 66.3mg; vitamin a iu 5962.5IU; vitamin c 52.2mg; folate 195.9mcg; calcium 313.1mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 94.2mg; potassium 886.8mg; sodium 517.2mg; added sugar 5g.

1 1/2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 2 fat