Pork Chops with Fig Sauce and Green Beans

7
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Fig jam gives this sauce a sweet, complex flavour. Look for it in large supermarkets and specialty-food markets.

Ingredients

Uncooked lean boneless pork chop(s)

16 oz, 4 chops

Table salt

¾ tsp(s), divided

Black pepper

½ tsp(s), divided

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Uncooked sweet onions

1 small, 1/4 cup minced

Canned low-sodium chicken broth

¼ cup(s)

Jam

2 tbsp(s), fig

Water

½ cup(s)

Uncooked string beans

1 pound(s), green beans

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp(s)

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle pork with 2 ml (1/2 tsp) salt and 1 ml (1/4 tsp) pepper. In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, warm oil. Add pork and cook, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into sides of chips registers 63 degrees C (145 degrees F), about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  2. To make sauce: Reduce heat to medium and add onion to skillet. Cook, stirring constantly, until onion is golden, about 1 minute. Add broth and jam. Cook, strirring to scrape up browned bits on bottom of skillet, until jam is melted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add green beans and cook, covered, until just crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and toss with Parmesan, remaining 1 ml (1/4 tsp) salt, and remaining 1 ml (1/4 tsp) pepper. Place green beans on a serving platter. Top with chops and spoon sauce over chops.
  4. Per serving: 1 pork chop, 15 ml (1 tbsp) sauce and 250 ml (1 cup) green beans